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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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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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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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There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Love 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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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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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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Water is the only drink for a wise man.

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

Honesty 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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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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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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