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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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The really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure.

Leisure 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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However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are the richest.

Names 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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