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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 know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.




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Quotes for: life


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Quotes about life:


As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
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Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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There is more to life than increasing its speed.
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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.
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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
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Quotes for: consciousness


Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.
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Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.
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It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness.
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World history is the progress of the consciousness of freedom.
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Like great works, deep feelings always mean more than they are conscious of saying.
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Consciousness is a link between what was and what will be; a bridge between the past and the future.
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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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