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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

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself?




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Quotes for: earth


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Quotes about earth:


We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

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One can be a hero without ravaging the earth.
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Earth laughs in flowers.
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For all things come from earth, and all things end by becoming earth.
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You must be very polite to the Earth
And to the sun

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Quotes for: intelligence


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Quotes about intelligence:


Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.
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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.
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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
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Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
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The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
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It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
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It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
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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.
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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.
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Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.
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