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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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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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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 have not lived.

Death and dying Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Dreams Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Do not lose hold of your dreams or asprirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.

Dreams Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

Fame Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

Goodness Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?

Miracles Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Water is the only drink for a wise man.

Water Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.

Honesty Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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The purity men love is like the mists which envelope the earth, and not like the azure ether beyond.

Purity Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly.

Sensitivity 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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Things do not change, we do.

Change Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a wearer of new clothes.

Dress Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Even the best things are not equal to their fame.

Fame Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.

Luxury Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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I think that we may safely trust a good deal more than we do. We may waive just so much care of ourselves as we honestly bestow elsewhere.

Trust Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction

Satisfaction Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

Dreams Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science.

Superstition Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Things do not change; we change.

Change Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life.

Sentiment Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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The heart is forever inexperienced.

Emotion` Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.

Sensitivity Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect.

Suspicion Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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