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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

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.




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There is nothing softer and weaker than water,
And yet there is nothing better for attacking hard and strong things.


Stones are hollowed out by the constant dropping of water.




Quotes for: water


Quotes

Quotes about water:


In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.





Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.





Water is the driving force of all nature.





Our deeds, our feelings, our thoughts, and our sensations just happen of themselves, as the rain falls and the water flows along the valley.





The world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, and I smell it in the air.





My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.











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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.





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.





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












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