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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

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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Source: Walden; or, Life in the Woods

Wikisource - Walden, or, Life in the Woods (en) 




Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Der Preis einer Sache ist die Menge dessen, was ich als Leben bezeichne, welches im Austausch dafür - früher oder später - hergegeben wird.

French
Le prix d'une chose est la quantité de vie qu'elle exige en échange – immédiatement ou sur le long terme.




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I am rich in the goods that I can do without.

If it be true that a man is rich who wants nothing, a wise man is a very rich man.




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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.
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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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There is no sense in life a priori. Life is nothing until it is lived; but it is yours to make sense of, and the value of it is nothing else but the sense that you choose.
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Silver is worth less than gold, gold less than virtue.
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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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Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.
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Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.
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