Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

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.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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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.

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)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on good

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Be not simply good; be good for something.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on friendship and work

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

Being is the great explainer.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on belief and world

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on death, destruction, life, men, and understanding

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on dreams, imagination, and life

I do not know how to distinguish between our waking life and a dream. Are we not always living the life that we imagine we are?

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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