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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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To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

Knowledge Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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The law will never make men free, it is men that have to make the law free.

Law and lawyers 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 not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind

Luxury Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

Motivation Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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I have heard of a dog that barked at every stranger who approached his master's premises with clothes on, but was easily quieted by a naked thief

Pets Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after.

Purpose Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Remedies Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Life's a game, all you have to do, is know how to play it.

Rules Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this.

The present Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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All good things are wild, and free.

Wilderness Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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You were once wild here

Wilderness Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.

Trout Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau , Source: Journal

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Poetry is nothing but healthy speech.

Poetry 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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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.

Literary Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

Age Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook.

Education Quotes, by Henry David Thoreau

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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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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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