Quotes by Henry David Thoreau

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
– Henry David Thoreau

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Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
– Henry David Thoreau

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It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
– Henry David Thoreau

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The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
– Henry David Thoreau

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Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
– Henry David Thoreau

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In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
– Henry David Thoreau

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What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.
– Henry David Thoreau

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Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
– Henry David Thoreau

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.
– Henry David Thoreau

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Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
– Henry David Thoreau

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A town is saved, not more by the righteous men in it than by the woods and swamps that surround it.
– Henry David Thoreau

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Our life is frittered away by detail…simplify, simplify, simplify!
– Henry David Thoreau

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Things do not change; we change.
– Henry David Thoreau

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I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
– Henry David Thoreau

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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.
– Henry David Thoreau

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We are born as innocents. We are polluted by advice.
– Henry David Thoreau

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Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
– Henry David Thoreau

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The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
– Henry David Thoreau

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Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
– Henry David Thoreau

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One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.
– Henry David Thoreau

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You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one.
– Henry David Thoreau

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Not till we are completely lost or turned around… do we begin to find ourselves.
– Henry David Thoreau

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In the long run men hit only what they aim at.
— Henry David Thoreau

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Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after.
– Henry David Thoreau

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Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
– Henry David Thoreau

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Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
– Henry David Thoreau

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Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength.
– Henry David Thoreau

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I have no doubt that it is part of the destiny of the human race in its gradual improvement to leave off eating animals.
– Henry David Thoreau

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An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
– Henry David Thoreau

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The greatest art is to shape the quality of the day.
– Henry David Thoreau

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