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Henry David Thoreau

Quote of Henry David Thoreau - A single gentle rain makes the...

Biography - Henry David Thoreau:

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

A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts.



(French, German)

Une seule pluie légère et l'herbe reverdit. De même, nos perspectives s'éclairent sous l'influx de pensées meilleures.

Ein einziger, milder Regen macht das Gras um manche Schattierungen grüner. So hellt sich unsere Zukunftshoffnung durch den Einfluss besserer Gedanken auf.

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I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.

The world of the happy man is a different one from that of the unhappy man.

Each one sees what he carries in his heart.

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.

Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.

Nothing is ever finished ; only a little happiness is needed for everything to begin again.

Quotes for: thought


Quotes about thought:

Great thoughts come from the heart.

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

Action is the language of the body and should harmonize with the spirit within.

The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.

Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts.


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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