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Henry David Thoreau
an author, poet, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist. (1817-1862)
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Henry David Thoreau Oct 15
"I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society."
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Henry David Thoreau Oct 14
"I think I cannot preserve my health and spirits unless I spend four hours a day at least—and it is commonly more than that—sauntering through the woods and fields absolutely free from all worldly engagements."
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Henry David Thoreau Oct 13
"Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all."
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Walden Woods Project Sep 30
"October is the month for painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes round the world. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky; November the later twilight."—HDT,"Autumnal Tints"
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Henry David Thoreau Oct 12
"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite,—only a sense of existence."
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Henry David Thoreau Oct 10
"I think I cannot preserve my health and spirits unless I spend four hours a day at least—and it is commonly more than that—sauntering through the woods and fields absolutely free from all worldly engagements."
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Henry David Thoreau Oct 6
"O how I laugh when I think of my vague, indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it—for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment."
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Walden Woods Project Oct 6
"Nature will bear the closest inspection; she invites us to lay our eye level with the smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. She has no interstices; every part is full of life." — Thoreau, "Natural History of Massachusetts"
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Henry David Thoreau Oct 6
"Go not so far out of your way for a truer life; keep strictly onward in that path alone which your genius points out. Do the things which lie nearest to you, but which are difficult to do."
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Henry David Thoreau Oct 3
"I love nature, I love the landscape, because it is so sincere. It never cheats me. It never jests. It is cheerfully, musically earnest."
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Walden Woods Project Aug 26
"Everywhere in woods and swamps I am already reminded of the fall." — Thoreau, "Journal," 23 August 1858
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CraveMate Sep 28
This world is but a canvas to our imagination. Henry David Thoreau
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Walden Woods Project Sep 24
Our farm is now open 7 days a week! Come see us Monday-Friday 11 am to 7 pm and Saturday-Sunday 10 am-6pm...you can find us at 1035 Concord Turnpike, Concord, MA.
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Henry David Thoreau Sep 27
"It is a great art to saunter."
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Henry David Thoreau Sep 27
"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."
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Henry David Thoreau Sep 26
"By my intimacy with nature I find myself withdrawn from man. My interest in the sun and the moon, in the morning and the evening, compels me to solitude."
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Henry David Thoreau Sep 26
"An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day."
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Henry David Thoreau Sep 24
"As for the complex ways of living, I love them not, however much I practice them. In as many places as possible, I will get my feet down to the earth."
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Henry David Thoreau Sep 22
"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."
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Henry David Thoreau Sep 21
"After walking by night several times, I now walk by day, but I am not aware of any crowning advantage in it."
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