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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 10h
"Simplicity is the law of nature for men as well as for flowers."
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Henry David Thoreau 19h
"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 Jan 17
"I live in the present. I only remember the past, and anticipate the future."
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Henry David Thoreau Jan 14
"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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Walden Woods Project Jan 12
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Henry David Thoreau Jan 10
"You think that I am impoverishing myself withdrawing from men, but in my solitude I have woven for myself a silken web or chrysalis, and, nymph-like, shall ere long burst forth a more perfect creature, fitted for a higher society."
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Henry David Thoreau Jan 8
"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment."
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The Concord Writer Dec 31
''I have an immense appetite for solitude, like an infant for sleep, and if I don't get enough of it this year, I shall cry all the next.'' Thoreau, Ltr to Ricketson
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Henry David Thoreau Jan 7
"I have a room all to myself; it is nature."
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Henry David Thoreau Jan 2
"I love the winter, with its imprisonment and its cold, for it compels the prisoner to try new fields and resources."
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Walden Woods Project Jan 1
Happy New Year!
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Henry David Thoreau Dec 31
"How important is a constant intercourse with nature and the contemplation of natural phenomena to the preservation of moral and intellectual health! The discipline of the schools or of business can never impart such serenity to the mind."
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Walden Woods Project Nov 17
Today is Take a Hike Day! Where is your favorite place to saunter? 'Walking' in "Excursions," p. 187
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Henry David Thoreau Dec 26
"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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Henry David Thoreau Dec 26
"In Wildness is the preservation of the World."
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Henry David Thoreau Dec 25
"That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest."
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Henry David Thoreau Dec 23
"Improve every opportunity to express yourself in writing, as if it were your last."
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Henry David Thoreau Dec 21
"What is the singing of birds, or any natural sound, compared with the voice of one we love?"
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Henry David Thoreau Dec 20
"Surely joy is the condition of life."
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Henry David Thoreau Dec 17
"Things do not change; we change."
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