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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

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.




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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.
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One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.
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Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
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Quotes for: book


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The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
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Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.
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The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
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Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
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Thus, reader, I am myself the matter of my book.
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Few people ask from books what books can give us.
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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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