Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on losing, needs, and work

If you have built castles in the air your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

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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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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