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 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)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on good

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Be not simply good; be good for something.

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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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