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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

396 Henry David Thoreau quotes:

"Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?"
"Do what you love. Know you own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Passion Quotes
"What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"
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"It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know."
"Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
"What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new."
"Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages"
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate."
"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: American Author Quotes Earth Quotes
"There are now-a-days professors of philosophy but not philosophers."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Philosophy Quotes
"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"
"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."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Regret Quotes
"The rich man is always sold to the institution which makes him rich. Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Riches Quotes
"A man sits as many risks as he runs."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Risk Quotes
"Absolutely speaking, do unto others as you would that they should do unto you is by no means a golden rule, but the best of current silver. An honest man would have but little occasion for it. It is golden not to have any rule at all in such a case."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Rules Quotes
"A man's interest in a single bluebird is worth more than a complete but dry list of the fauna and flora of a town."
"Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!"
"All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning."

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