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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
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Those whom we can love, we can hate; to others we are indifferent.
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The heart is forever inexperienced.
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The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.
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I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark.
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Faith never makes a confession.
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Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.
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The universe is wider than our views of it.
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How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
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The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
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May we so love as never to have occasion to repent of our love!
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If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself.
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It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear.
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I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
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An unclean person is universally a slothful one.
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What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
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It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
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None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
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A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
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The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
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Men have become the tools of their tools.
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The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free.
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Where there is an observatory and a telescope, we expect that any eyes will see new worlds at once.
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Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
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An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
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