Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

American author, philosopher
12 July 1817 — 6 May 1862

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Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

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It`s not what you look at that matters, it`s what you see.

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.

If Nature is our mother, then God is our father.


Every part of nature teaches that the passing away of one life is the making room for another.

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.

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In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.

A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.

The highest law gives a thing to him who can use it.


An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.


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