Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on cats, world, and worth

It is not worth while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on change

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Things do not change; we change.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on change and miracles

All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every second.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on change and perception

We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on life

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Dwell as near as possible to the channel in which your life flows.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on character, determination, family, men, pity, silence, and support

We falsely attribute to men a determined character - putting together all their yesterdays - and averaging them - we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is the silent poor indeed.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on business, discovery, life, and soul

Most are engaged in business the greater part of their lives, because the soul abhors a vacuum and they have not discovered any continuous employment for man's nobler faculties.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on business, pleasure, and success

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure to sustain him.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on questions

It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?

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