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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

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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.
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods




Translation  

Translation

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German
Der Preis einer Sache ist die Menge dessen, was ich als Leben bezeichne, welches im Austausch dafür - früher oder später - hergegeben wird.”
Henry David Thoreau - Walden oder Leben in den Wäldern

French
Le prix d'une chose est la quantité de vie qu'elle exige en échange – immédiatement ou sur le long terme.”
Henry David Thoreau - Walden ou la Vie dans les bois




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I am rich in the goods that I can do without.”
Louis Vigée

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If it be true that a man is rich who wants nothing, a wise man is a very rich man.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères




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He is fortunate who had been able to learn the causes of things.”
Publius Vergilius Maro
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There are certain things that we hide in order to reveal them.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Conformity of the intellect to the things.”
Thomas Aquinas
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Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.”
Epictetus
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It is valid to conclude from actuality to possibility, but not from possibility to actuality.”
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Things do not change we change.”
Henry David Thoreau
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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”
Lewis Carroll
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One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.”
Simone de Beauvoir
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Silver is worth less than gold, gold less than virtue.”
Quintus Horatius Flaccus - Epistles
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Esteem money neither more nor less than it deserves, it is a good servant and a bad master.”
Alexandre Dumas (Fils)
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The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.”
Albert Einstein
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It is never too late to give up our prejudices.”
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods
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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
Henry David Thoreau
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As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.”
Henry David Thoreau
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I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry David Thoreau
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Men have become the tools of their tools.”
Henry David Thoreau
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Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.”
Henry David Thoreau
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