Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

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.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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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.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

Let nothing come between you and the light.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on books and chance

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them all.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on books, business, civilization, crime, history, life, literature, philosophy, poetry, science, silence, and thought

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on books, generations, nations, wealth, and world

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on failure, men, and success

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

If a man constantly aspires, is he not elevated?

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on dawn and day

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Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walden

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