Henry David Thoreau

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If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

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Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?

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

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What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.

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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

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Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.

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Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.

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Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.

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Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

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Truths and roses have thorns about them.

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Henry David Thoreau — quotes and aphorisms

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.

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Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.

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Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.

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

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I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.

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Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

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The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

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It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?

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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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Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.

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