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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

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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



Note  

Note




Source: Walden; or, Life in the Woods

Wikisource - The writings of Henry David Thoreau (en)




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Ce qu’un homme pense de lui-même, voilà ce qui règle ou plutôt indique son destin.”
Henry David Thoreau - Walden ou la Vie dans les bois

German
Das, was der Mensch von sich denkt, das bestimmt sein Schicksal oder weißt ihm den Weg.”
Henry David Thoreau - Walden oder Leben in den Wäldern




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Henry David Thoreau also said...


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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.”
Henry David Thoreau
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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.”
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods
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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.”
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods
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