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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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Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
Henry David Thoreau - A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers



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Source: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Wikisource - Thoreau - A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (en)



Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.

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Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Lisez d'abord les meilleurs livres, de peur de ne les lire jamais.”
Henry David Thoreau - Une semaine sur les fleuves Concord et Merrimac

German
Die besten Bücher sollten wir zuerst lesen, sonst kommen wir vielleicht überhaupt nicht dazu.”
Henry David Thoreau - Eine Woche auf den Flüssen Concord und Merrimack




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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.”
Galileo Galilei
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The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.”
René Descartes
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Thus, reader, I am myself the matter of my book.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Few people ask from books what books can give us.”
Virginia Woolf
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Real education consists in drawing the best out of yourself. What better book can there be than the book of humanity?”
Mahatma Gandhi
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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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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
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As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.”
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods
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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 - Walden; or, Life in the Woods
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