Henry david thoreau Quotes

"The mass of many lead lives of quiet desp...

"The mass of many lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation."― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
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"How vain it is to sit down t...

"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." β€” Henry David Thoreau
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"Thank God men cannot as yet fl...

"Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth!" β€” Henry David Thoreau
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There are a thousand hacking at the branches...

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods
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β€œIt’s not what you look a...

β€œIt’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” - Henry David Thoreau.
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"How vain it is to sit down ...

"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live" HENRY DAVID THOREAU
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"I cannot make my days lon...

"I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better." -Henry David Thoreau
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β€œI went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only th...

β€œI went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” - Henry David Thoreau
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"What you get by achieving your goals i...

"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." -Henry David Thoreau
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β€œA man is rich in proportion to th...

β€œA man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.” ― Henry David Thoreau
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Our life is frittered aw...

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. ~Henry David Thoreau
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"The price of anything is t...

"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." β€”Henry David Thoreau
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"It takes two to speak the t...

"It takes two to speak the truth β€” one to speak and another to hear." – Henry David Thoreau
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"Success usually comes to tho...

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." β€” Henry David Thoreau
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"Men have become th...

"Men have become the tools of their tools." β€” Henry David Thoreau
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β€œThe true price of anything you...

β€œThe true price of anything you do is the amount of time you exchange for it.” ― Henry David Thoreau
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Any fool can make a rule...

Any fool can make a rule, and every fool will follow it. -- Henry David Thoreau
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"Any fool can make a ru...

"Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it." β€” Henry David Thoreau
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β€œI find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company...

β€œI find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.” ― Henry David Thoreau
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"What is the use of a house if y...

"What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" β€” Henry David Thoreau
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β€œThe secret of achievement is to...

β€œThe secret of achievement is to hold a picture of a successful outcome in mind.” β€” Henry David Thoreau
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β€œLive your beliefs and ...

β€œLive your beliefs and you can turn the world around.” β€” Henry David Thoreau
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only th...

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." - Henry David Thoreau
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β€œThe cost of a thing is the amount of what I will ...

β€œThe 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
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β€œIf a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it ...

β€œIf a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.” ― Henry David Thoreau
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only th...

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." - Henry David Thoreau
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β€œI believe that there is a subtle magnetism ...

β€œI believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.” β€”Henry David Thoreau
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An early-morning walk ...

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. Henry David Thoreau
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Nothing must be postponed. Take time by the forelock. Now o...

Nothing must be postponed. Take time by the forelock. Now or never! You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. - Henry David Thoreau
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β€œYou must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity ...

β€œYou must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” ― Henry David Thoreau
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β€œDon't be afraid that your life...

β€œDon't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin!” ― Henry David Thoreau
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β€œI took a walk in the wood...

β€œI took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees” ― Henry David Thoreau
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β€œAmid a world of noisy, shallow actor...

β€œAmid a world of noisy, shallow actors it is noble to stand aside and say, 'I will simply be.'" ― Henry David Thoreau
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β€œThings do not c...

β€œThings do not change; we change.” ― Henry David Thoreau
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β€œIf you have built castles in the air, your work n...

β€œIf you have built castles in the air, your work need not to be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” ― Henry David Thoreau
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We find only the ...

We find only the world we look for. - Henry David Thoreau
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Never look back unless ...

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. Henry David Thoreau
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Many men go fishing all of their li...

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after -- Henry David Thoreau
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β€œYou must live in the present, launch...

β€œYou must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” ― Henry David Thoreau
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β€œWhat is the use of a house if y...

β€œWhat is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?” ― Henry David Thoreau
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β€œI learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently ...

β€œI 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.” ― Henry David Thoreau
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β€œThe question is not wha...

β€œThe question is not what you look at, but what you see.”- Henry David Thoreau
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β€œThe price of anything is t...

β€œThe price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” β€” Henry David Thoreau
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β€œThe mass of men lead ...

β€œThe mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. β€œ - Henry David Thoreau
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As if you could kill t...

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity ~ Henry David Thoreau
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The world is but a ...

The world is but a canvas to the imagination. Henry David Thoreau
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Dwell as near as possible ...

Dwell as near as possible to the channel in which your life flows. Henry David Thoreau
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β€œHappiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more ...

β€œHappiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more it will evade you, but if you notice the other things around you, it will gently come and sit on your shoulder.” ― Henry David Thoreau
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Do what you love. Know your own bo...

Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still. Henry David Thoreau
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"Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has be...

"Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed... Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders." - Henry David Thoreau, Faith in a Seed
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It's not what you look a...

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. ~ Henry David Thoreau
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"Men have become th...

"Men have become the tools of their tools." - Henry David Thoreau
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β€œHow vain it is to sit down t...

β€œHow vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” ― Henry David Thoreau
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Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I...

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. -- Henry David Thoreau, Walden
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β€œIf you have built castles in the air, your work need...

β€œIf 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.” - Henry David Thoreau, *Walden*
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I make myself rich...

I make myself rich by making my wants few. Henry David Thoreau
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"Any fool can make a ru...

"Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it." β€” Henry David Thoreau
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Pursue some path, however narrow an...

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. Henry David Thoreau
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"What sort of philosophers are we, who...

"What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing of the origin and destiny of cats?” ― Henry David Thoreau
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β€œIf one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,...

β€œIf 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.” β€” Henry David Thoreau
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Success usually comes to th...

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. Henry David Thoreau
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β€œThe mass of men lead ...

β€œThe mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” - Henry David Thoreau
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Do what you love. Know your own bo...

Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still. Henry David Thoreau
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What you get by achieving your goals i...

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Henry David Thoreau
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"As if you could kill t...

"As if you could kill time without injuring eternity." - Henry David Thoreau
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Rather than love, than ...

Rather than love, than money , than fame, give me truth. Henry David Thoreau
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"People do not seem to realise that the...

"People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character" - Henry David Thoreau
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"The price of anything is t...

"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." -Henry David Thoreau
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β€œMost men lead lives of quiet despe...

β€œMost men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” - Henry David Thoreau
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"How vain it is to sit down t...

"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." β€” Henry David Thoreau
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Never look back unless ...

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. Henry David Thoreau
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β€œThis world is but a ...

β€œThis world is but a canvas to our imagination.” - Henry David Thoreau
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Live your beliefs and ...

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. Henry David Thoreau
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β€œThere was clearly felt the presence of a force not bound to be kind to man....

β€œThere was clearly felt the presence of a force not bound to be kind to man. It was a place of heathenism and superstitious rites, to be inhabited by men nearer of kin to the rocks and to the wild animals than we.” - Henry David Thoreau
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β€œAs if you could kill t...

β€œAs if you could kill time without injuring eternity” - Henry David Thoreau
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β€œNever look back unless...

β€œNever look back unless you are planning to go that way.” Henry David Thoreau
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"Beware of all enterpri...

"Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes." β€” Henry David Thoreau
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"It is only when we forget ...

"It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know." - Henry David Thoreau
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Never look back unless ...

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. Henry David Thoreau
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"It's not what you look a...

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau
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Go confidently in the direction ...

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life you have imagined. Henry David Thoreau
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β€œAim above morality. Be no...

β€œAim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.” Henry David Thoreau
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If you have built castles in the air, your work...

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau
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β€œNever look back unless ...

β€œNever look back unless you are planning to go that way.” -Henry David Thoreau
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Pursue some path, however narrow an...

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. Henry David Thoreau
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