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Henry David Thoreau

Quote of Henry David Thoreau - What a man thinks of himself...

Biography - Henry David Thoreau:

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

What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.



Source: Walden; or, Life in the Woods

Wikisource - The writings of Henry David Thoreau (en) 



(French, German)

Ce qu’un homme pense de lui-même, voilà ce qui règle ou plutôt indique son destin.

Das, was der Mensch von sich denkt, das bestimmt sein Schicksal oder weißt ihm den Weg.

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The stars of your destiny are in your heart.

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Quotes for: destiny


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Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.


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 a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.

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.

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

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.

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