Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

"Confucious said, 'To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge."

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walden

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

"I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes."

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walden

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

Here is life, an experiment to a great extent untried by me; but it does not avail me that they have tired. If I am sure to reflect that this my mentors said nothing to me.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walden; Or, Life in the Woods (Dover Thrift Editions)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on civil disobedience, political, philosophy, american, 1800s, independent, progressive, trancendentalist, and dissent

Cast your whole vote, not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence. A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Civil Disobedience

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

There are orators, politicians, and eloquent men, by the thousand; but the speaker has not yet opened his mouth to speak who is capable of settling the much-vexed questions of the day.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Civil Disobedience

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on knowlege, life, and writing

"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 prejudices

It is never too late to give up your prejudices.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on living simply

To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walden

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on art, quality, and life

To affect the quality of the day is the highest of the arts

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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