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Henry David Thoreau

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Biography : American essayist, poet and philosopher.
Born: 1817 - Died: 1862
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: United States
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It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods
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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
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The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods
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As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
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I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
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Men have become the tools of their tools.
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Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
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Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.

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The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
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As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
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An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
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Things do not change we change.
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What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods
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In a world of peace and love, music would be the universal language.
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If one hesitates in his path, let him not proceed. Let him respect his doubts, for doubts, too, may have some divinity in them.
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Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
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The heavens are as deep as our aspirations are high.
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What Nature is to the mind she is also to the body.
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Happy the man who observes the heavenly and the terrestrial law in just proportion.
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I am simply what I am, or I begin to be that. I live in the present. I only remember the past, and anticipate the future. I love to live.
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Let us consider the way in which we spend our lives.
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This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
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No face which we can give to a matter will stead us so well at last as the truth. This alone wears well.
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Those whom we can love, we can hate to others we are indifferent.
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A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.
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Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars.
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Faith never makes a confession.
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Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
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Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are.
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As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past changes in the present invariable order of society.
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There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.
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