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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

396 Henry David Thoreau quotes:

"Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces."
"Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something."
"Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors."
"If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music in which he hears, however measured, or far away."
"What is once well done is done forever."
"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence."
"There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself."
"I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude."
"Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by them."
"Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends... Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts."
"Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams."
"I have a great deal of company in the house, especially in the morning when nobody calls."
"If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see."
"Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him."
"Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?"
"That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest."
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"Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it."
"We do not enjoy poetry unless we know it to be poetry."
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"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."
"We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being."
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