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Henry David Thoreau

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Biography - Henry David Thoreau:

American essayist, poet and philosopher.
Born: 1817 - Died: 1862
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: United States
United States

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.



Note 

Note




Source: Walden; or, Life in the Woods

Wikisource - The writings of Henry David Thoreau (en) 




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
C'est un signe de sagesse que de ne pas faire de choses désespérées.

German
Es ist ein Merkmal der Weisheit, keine verzweifelten Dinge zu tun.




See also 

See also...



Don't despair.

In all things it is better to hope than to despair.




Quotes for: wisdom


Quotes

Quotes about wisdom:


Patience is the companion of wisdom.





The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.





Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.





Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.





The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.





Silence is often the truest wisdom.
Pindar  











Quotes

Henry David Thoreau also said...


It is never too late to give up our prejudices.





Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.





It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.





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.





Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.





Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.












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