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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

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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Si quelqu'un hésite sur le chemin qu'il doit emprunter, qu'on lui laisse la possibilité de ne pas avancer. Respectons ses doutes, car les doutes peuvent eux aussi recéler quelque chose de divin.




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Quotes for: way


Quotes

Quotes for: way


If you don't know where you are going any road can take you there.





Be confident: Truth is not the end of the way, it is the way itself.





One never goes so far as when one no longer knows where one is going.





Each man must invent his own path.





The way up and down is one and the same.





Courage in the path is what makes the path manifest itself.











Quotes for: doubt


Quotes

Quotes about doubt:


Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.





We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.





To be, or not to be, that is the question.





When in doubt, follow the suit of the wise and prudent.





But the most beautiful of all doubts
Is when the downtrodden and despondent raise their heads and
Stop believing in the strength
Of their oppressors.






If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.











Quotes for: respect


Quotes

Quotes about respect:


It often happens that we are respected in proportion as we respect ourselves.





We respect a man who respects himself.





The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.





My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.





Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?





Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.











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 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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