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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

I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains. I do not wish to go below now.




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Quotes for: world


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Quotes about the world:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
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The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.
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We admire the world through what we love.
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Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
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How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
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Quotes for: now


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Quotes about now:


Seize the day.
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You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.
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No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
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Now or never.
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Live now, believe me, wait not till tomorrow:
Gather today the roses of life.

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Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
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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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