Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

“Our truest life is when we are in our dreams, awake.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on vegetarianism

I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

“If you can speak what you will never hear, if you can write what you will never read, you have done rare things”

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

We make ourselves rich by making our wants few.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on death, birth, and living

We are ever dying to one world and being born into another.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

What I am I am and say not, being is the great explainer.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on music

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When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on henry thoreau

I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on henry david thoreau

Direct your eye right inward, and you'll find
A thousand regions in your mind
Yet undiscovered. Travel them, and be
Expert in home-cosmography.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.  When we consider what, is the chief end of man, and what are the true necessaries and means of life, it appears as if men had deliberately chosen the common mode of living because they preferred it to any other.  Yet they honestly think there is no choice left.  But alert and healthy natures remember that the sun rose clear.  It is never too late to give up our prejudices.  No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof.  What everybody echoes or in silence passes by as true today may turn out to be falsehood tomorrow, mere smoke of opinion."

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walden

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