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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

396 Henry David Thoreau quotes:

"What is called genius is the abundance of life and health."
"Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end."
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"All good things are cheap: all bad are very dear."
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"Where there is a lull in truth an institution springs up."
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"It takes two to speak truth -- one to speak, and another to hear."
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"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
"Men have become the tools of their tools."
"The bluebird carries the sky on his back."
"What is a country without rabbits and partridges? They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products; ancient and venerable families known to antiquity as to modern times; of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground."
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"True, there are architects so called in this country, and I have heard of one at least possessed with the idea of making architectural ornaments have a core of truth, a necessity, and hence a beauty, as if it were a revelation to him. All very well perhaps from his point of view, but only a little better than the common dilettantism."
"Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it."
"I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business."
"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioning ability of man to evaluate his life by a conscious endeavor"
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"Glances of true beauty can be seen in the faces of those who live in true meekness."
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"Things do not change; we change."
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"So our human life but dies down to its root, and still puts forth its green blade to eternity."
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