Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

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 anxiety, concern, day, labor, and mind

The true husbandman will cease from anxiety, as the squirrels manifest no concern whether the woods will bear chestnuts this year or not, and finish his labor with every day, relinquishing all claim to the produce of his fields, and sacrificing in his mind not only his first but last fruits also.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

Reacting to the news that Maine and Texas had been connected by telegraph lines, The point at issue is not whether Maine and Texas may now talk to one another, but rather whether they have anything significant to say.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on architecture, beauty, country, ideas, necessity, and truth

True, there are architects so called in this country, and I have heard of one at least possessed with the idea of making architectural ornaments have a core of truth, a necessity, and hence a beauty, as if it were a revelation to him.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on action and behavior

Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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