Henry David Thoreau – Famous Quotes

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Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. Henry David Thoreau – Quotes

Henry David Thoreau
was an American author and poet (born July 12, 1817 – died May 6, 1862 in Concord Massachusetts), philosopher, historian and leading transcendentalist, believing all his life in the inherent goodness of both people and nature. He is best known for his book Walden, an interesting reflection on simple living in natural surroundings.

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

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What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.

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Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.

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

Things do not change; we change. Henry David Thoreau

All good things are wild and free.

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined. Henry David Thoreau

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I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

There is no remedy for love, but to love more.

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What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.

Friends.. they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.

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The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. Henry David Thoreau

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Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

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The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. Henry David Thoreau

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Say what you have to say, not what you ought. Any truth is better than make-believe.

I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all encumbrances and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run.


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