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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 must have infinite faith in each other. If we have not, we must never let it leak out that we have not.

Faith Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Don't be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so.

Morals Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

Music Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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If the fairest features of the landscape are to be named after men, let them be the noblest and worthiest men alone.

Names Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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All perception of truth is the detection of an analogy.

Perceptions 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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He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.

Ability Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

Ability Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.

Amusement Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing about the origin and destiny of cats?

Cats Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.

Charity 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.

Desperation Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.

Disappointments Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.

Earth Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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The heart is forever inexperienced.

Emotion` Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm

Enthusiasm Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Fame is not just. She never finely or discriminatingly praises, but coarsely hurrahs.

Fame Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation . . . . A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.

Games 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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Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.

Generations Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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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.

Goals Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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

Haste Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Music is perpetual, and only the hearing is intermittent.

Hearing Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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What right have I to grieve, who have not ceased to wonder?

Heartbreak Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Humility like darkness reveals the heavenly lights.

Heaven Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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