Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

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.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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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 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.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

Being is the great explainer.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on belief and world

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.

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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.

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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?

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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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