Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

American writer and philosopher
In a pure society, the subject of marriage would not be so often avoided,--from shame and not from reverence, winked out of sight,and hinted at only; but treated naturally and simply,--perhaps simply avoided like the kindred mysteries. If it cannot be spoken of for shame, how can it be acted of? But, doubtless, there is far more purity, as well as more impurity, than is apparent.More Henry David Thoreau quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong-doing.More Henry David Thoreau quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As we grow older, we live more coarsely, we relax a little in our disciplines, and, to some extent, cease to obey our finest instincts. But we should be fastidious to the extreme of sanity, disregarding the gibes of those who are more unfortunate than ourselves.More Henry David Thoreau quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
New York has her wilderness within her own borders; and though the sailors of Europe are familiar with the soundings of her Hudson, and Fulton long since invented the steamboat on its waters, an Indian is still necessary to guide her scientific men to its headwaters in the Adirondack country.More Henry David Thoreau quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In Canada an ordinary New England house would be mistaken for the ch√Ęteau, and while every village here contains at least severalgentlemen or "squires," there is but one to a seigniory.More Henry David Thoreau quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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