Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

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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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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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on time

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The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walden(1854),I,Economy

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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)

Source: Walden

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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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