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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

396 Henry David Thoreau quotes:

"May we so love as never to have occasion to repent of our love!"
"Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?"
"Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution."
"Never look back unless you are planning to go that way."
"No face which we can give to a matter will stead us so well at last as the truth. This alone wears well."
"Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new."
"The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free."
"There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance."
"There are old heads in the world who cannot help me by their example or advice to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself; but I believe that it is in my power to elevate myself this very hour above the common level of my life."
"There is always a present and extant life, be it better or worse, which all combine to uphold."
"There is but one stage for the peasant and the actor."
"There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages."
"There is no just and serene criticism as yet."
"There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before."
"To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain."
"Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong-doing."
"While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings."
"I would not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well."
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"When any real progress is made, we unlearn and learn anew what we thought we knew before."
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"Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it come to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh."
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