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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 17h
"An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day."
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Henry David Thoreau Jul 18
"I have an immense appetite for solitude, like an infant for sleep, and if I don't get enough for this year, I shall cry all the next."
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Henry David Thoreau Jul 17
"Surely joy is the condition of life."
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Henry David Thoreau Jul 16
"Every landscape which is dreary enough has a certain beauty to me."
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Henry David Thoreau Jul 16
"I suppose that I have not many months to live; but, of course, I know nothing about it. I may add that I am enjoying existence as much as ever, and regret nothing."
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Henry David Thoreau Jul 8
"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 Jul 7
"You glide along the distant wood-side, full of joy and expectation, seeing nothing but beauty, hearing nothing but music, as free as the fox-colored sparrow,..."
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Henry David Thoreau Jul 6
"Music is the sound of the circulation in nature's veins."
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Henry David Thoreau Jul 5
"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 Jul 4
"The day is an epitome of the year. The night is the winter, the morning and evening are the spring and fall, and the noon is the summer."
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Walden Woods Project Jun 24
"How much of beauty—of color, as well as form—on which our eyes daily rest goes unperceived by us!"— Thoreau, "Journal," 1 August 1860
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Henry David Thoreau Jul 1
"I long for wildness, a nature which I cannot put my foot through, woods where the wood thrush forever sings, where the hours are early morning ones, and there is dew on the grass, and the day is forever unproved..."
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Henry David Thoreau Jun 30
"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 Jun 29
"A man may esteem himself happy when that which is his food is also his medicine."
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Henry David Thoreau Jun 29
"I walk out into a nature such as the old prophets and poets Menu, Moses, Homer, Chaucer, walked in."
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Henry David Thoreau Jun 28
"Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all."
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Henry David Thoreau Jun 27
"I have a room all to myself; it is Nature."
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Henry David Thoreau Jun 27
"Music is the sound of circulation in nature's veins. It is the flux which melts nature."
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Henry David Thoreau Jun 25
"Things do not change; we change."
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Henry David Thoreau Jun 25
"You glide along the distant wood-side, full of joy and expectation, seeing nothing but beauty, hearing nothing but music, as free as the fox-colored sparrow,..."
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