Henry David Thoreau

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Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will task the reader more than any other exercise which the customs of the day esteem. It requires a training such as the athletes underwent, the steady intention almost of the whole life to this object.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have a great deal of company in my house; especially in the morning, when nobody calls.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we were left solely to the wordy wit of legislators in Congress for our guidance, uncorrected by the seasonal experience and the effectual complaints of the people, America would not long retain her rank among the nations.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Things do not change, we do.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book! The book exists for us, perchance, that will explain our miracles and reveal new ones. The at present unutterable things we may find somewhere uttered.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not believe.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
City life is millions of people being lonesome together.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As to conforming outwardly, and living your own life inwardly, I have not a very high opinion of that course.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For what are the classics but the noblest thoughts of man? They are the only oracles which are not decayed, and there are such answers to the most modern inquiry in them as Delphi and Dodona never gave. We might as well omit to study Nature because she is old.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you give money, spend yourself with it.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Experience is in the fingers and head. The heart is inexperienced.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Even the best things are not equal to their fame.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The government of the world I live in was not framed, like that of Britain, in after-dinner conversations over the wine.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are the richest.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What right have I to grieve, who have not ceased to wonder?More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Farmers are respectable and interesting to me in proportion as they are poor.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber.More Henry David Thoreau [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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