Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

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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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 on agreement, constitution, good, and satisfaction

As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on truth

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Where there is a lull in truth an institution springs up.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live!

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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

I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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