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Henry David Thoreau

Quote of Henry David Thoreau - Every morning was a cheerful invitation...


Biography - Henry David Thoreau:

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

Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.




Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Jeder Morgen war eine frohe Aufforderung, mein Leben so einfach, und ich darf sagen, so unschuldig zu gestalten wie die Natur selbst.

French
Chaque matin était une joyeuse invitation à mettre ma vie, dans sa simplicité, et je pourrais dire son innocence, à l'unisson avec la nature elle-même.




See also 

See also...



The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.

The sun is new each day.

What good is all sunrise, if we do not stand up?




Quotes for: life


Quotes

Quotes about life:


As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.





Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.





A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





There is more to life than increasing its speed.





To live means to love, but above all, to love life.





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











Quotes for: simplicity


Quotes

Quotes about simplicity:


Out of clutter find simplicity ; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.





The language of truth is simple.





Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.





Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.





Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.





Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.











Quotes for: nature


Quotes

Quotes about nature:


Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.





Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.





Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.





Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.











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.





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.












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