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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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I am simply what I am, or I begin to be that. I live in the present. I only remember the past, and anticipate the future. I love to live.
Henry David Thoreau




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Translation

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Je suis simplement ce que je suis, ou du moins je commence à l'être. Je vis dans le présent. Je ne fais que me souvenir du passé, et j'anticipe le futur. J'aime vivre.”
Henry David Thoreau




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I think, therefore I am.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method

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Seize the day.”
Quintus Horatius Flaccus - Odes

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My trade and art is to live.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays

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Become who you are!”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays

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When we make music we don't do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point.”
Alan Watts




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Quotes for: to live:



Quotes for: to live

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True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.”
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom
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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.”
Blanche Pierson
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Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.”
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium
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You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.”
Alan Watts
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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."”
Hans Christian Andersen
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To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.”
René Descartes - Principles of Philosophy
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Quotes for "to be" or about being:



Quotes for: to be

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The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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To be, or not to be, that is the question.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.”
Niccolo Machiavelli
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Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.”
Epicurus
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Only he who loves something is something; to be nothing and to love nothing are identical.”
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach
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Tell yourself, first of all, what kind of man you want to be; and then go ahead with what you are doing.”
Epictetus
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Quotes about the past:



Quotes for: past

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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Gautama Buddha
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.”
Jean de La Bruyere
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The future influences the present just as much as the past.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.”
Alexis de Tocqueville
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Nor is it right to say there are three times: past, present and future. Perhaps it would be more correct to say: there are three times: a present of things past, a present of things present, a present of things future.”
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions
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Quotes about the present:



Quotes for: present

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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.”
Seneca
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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.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.”
Simone de Beauvoir
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Gautama Buddha
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.”
Jean de La Bruyere
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The future influences the present just as much as the past.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Quotes about the future:



Quotes for: future

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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.”
Seneca
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Man is the future of man.”
Francis Ponge
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Gautama Buddha
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.”
Jean de La Bruyere
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No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”
Alan Watts
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The future influences the present just as much as the past.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Henry David Thoreau also said...


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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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