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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

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



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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.

German
Die besten Bücher sollten wir zuerst lesen, sonst kommen wir vielleicht überhaupt nicht dazu.




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The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.





The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.





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.





Few people ask from books what books can give us.





Thus, reader, I am myself the matter of my book.





Real education consists in drawing the best out of yourself. What better book can there be than the book of humanity?











Quotes

Henry David Thoreau also said...


It is never too late to give up our prejudices.





Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.





It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.





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.





Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.





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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