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Henry David Thoreau

Quote of Henry David Thoreau - As if you could kill time...


Biography - Henry David Thoreau:

American essayist, poet and philosopher.
Born: 1817 - Died: 1862
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: United States
United States

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.



Note 

Note




Source: Walden; or, Life in the Woods

Wikisource - Writings of Henry David Thoreau (en) 




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Comme si l'on pouvait tuer le temps sans blesser l'éternité.

German
Als ob man die Zeit totschlagen könnte, ohne die Ewigkeit zu verletzen.




See also 

See also...



Time, that moving image of an immovable eternity.




Quotes for: time


Quotes

Quotes about time:


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.





Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.





Time is a great master; it regulates things well.





It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.





Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.





What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.











Quotes for: eternity


Quotes

Quotes about eternity:


It is found again.
What? Eternity.
It is the sea
Gone with the sun.






Be humanity evermore our goal.





Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.





Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.





If life is ephemeral, the fact of having lived a life which is ephemeral is an eternal fact.





Eternity is like a wheel, which has neither beginning nor end.











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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