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177 Famous Quotes by Henry David Thoreau
7/12/1817 - 5/6/1862
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Henry Thoreau     Thoreau     Thoreau, Henry David
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A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.

Actors and acting Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.

Cheating Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?

Cute Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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When it's time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.

Discovery Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Fire is the most tolerable third party

Fire Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

Foolishness Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.

Government Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of the arts.

Quality Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Simplicity is the nature of great souls.

Simplicity Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

Wealth Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?

World Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Dreams are the touchstones of our character.

Dreams Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.

Vegetarianism Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping.

Waste Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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The man who goes out alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.

Travel Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.

Belief Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them all

Books Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

Generations Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

Time Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Love Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.

Opportunity Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.

Quiet Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. -Henry David Thoreau.

Listening Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?

Society Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character

Adventure Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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