Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

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?

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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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.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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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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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 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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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on aim, good, and morality

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on facts, laws, nature, and needs

If we knew all the laws of Nature, we should need only fact, or the description of one actual phenomenon, to infer all the particular results at that point.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on men, thought, and world

How rarely I meet with a man who can be free, even in thought! We all live according to rule. Some men are bedridden; all world-ridden.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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