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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

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



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Exact quotation: "I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."

Walden, or, Life in the Woods




Translation

Translation

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German
Gehe vertrauensvoll in die Richtung deiner Träume! Führe das Leben, das du dir vorgestellt hast.

French
Marchez sans peur dans la direction de vos rêves! Vivez la vie que vous avez imaginée.




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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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.




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Quotes for: dream


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Quotes for: dream


Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes.
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The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
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Life is a sleep and love is its dream; and you have lived if you have loved.
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Hope is a waking dream.
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It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
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The idea of the future, pregnant with an infinity of possibilities, is thus more fruitful than the future itself, and this is why we find more charm in hope than in possession, in dreams than in reality.
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It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
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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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Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.
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