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Henry David Thoreau
an author, poet, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, inventor, historian, philosopher, and transcendentalist. (1817-1862)
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Henry David Thoreau 24h
"Listen to religiously as if it were the last strain you might hear."
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Henry David Thoreau Jan 20
"I live in the present. I only remember the past, and anticipate the future."
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Henry David Thoreau Jan 19
"Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with herself."
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Henry David Thoreau Jan 18
"What you call bareness and poverty is to me ."
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Henry David Thoreau Jan 18
"In short, all good things are wild and free."
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Henry David Thoreau Jan 16
"By my intimacy with nature I find myself withdrawn from man.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 Jan 15
"Nature makes no noise. The howling storm, the rustling leaf, the pattering rain are no disturbance, there is an essential and unexplored harmony in them."
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Henry David Thoreau Jan 8
"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 Jan 5
"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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Henry David Thoreau Dec 9
"An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day."
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Henry David Thoreau Jan 2
"It is reasonable that a man should be something worthier at the end of the year than he was at the beginning."
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Henry David Thoreau Dec 29
"My greatest skill has been to want but little."
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Henry David Thoreau Dec 23
"But most men do not know what a house is, and the mass are actually poor all their days because they think they must have such a one as their neighbor's."
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Walden Woods Project Dec 22
"I love to see a clear crystalline water flowing out of a swamp over white sand and decayed wood, spring-like." — Henry David Thoreau, "Journal," 18 July 1852
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Walden Woods Project Dec 21
Happy Winter Solstice!
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Henry David Thoreau Dec 21
"Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself."
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Henry David Thoreau Dec 19
"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."
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Henry David Thoreau Dec 19
"Ah! I need solitude. I have come forth to this hill at sunset to see the forms of the mountains in the horizon — to behold and commune with something grander than man."
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Henry David Thoreau Dec 18
"A healthy man, indeed, is the complement of the seasons, and in winter, summer is in his heart."
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Henry David Thoreau Dec 16
"The language of friendship is not words but meanings. It is an intelligence above language."
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