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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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Henry David Thoreau
July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862
Nationality: American
Category: Author
Subcategory: American Author

Is the babe young? When I behold it, it seems more venerable than the oldest man.


How many things there are concerning which we might well deliberate whether we had better know them.


If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.


What is once well done is done forever.


If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.


How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.


Goodness is the only investment that never fails.


When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.


As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.


The perception of beauty is a moral test.


Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.


It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.


We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.


Being is the great explainer.


The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.


It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.


I have a great deal of company in the house, especially in the morning when nobody calls.


There never was and is not likely soon to be a nation of philosophers, nor am I certain it is desirable that there should be.


Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars.


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