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

If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself.


All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.


True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.


The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?


The savage in man is never quite eradicated.


Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them.


There is no remedy for love but to love more.


Those whom we can love, we can hate; to others we are indifferent.


After the first blush of sin comes its indifference.


If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.


I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark.


The language of friendship is not words but meanings.


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.


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