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Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
US Transcendentalist author [more author details]
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Most men cry better than they speak. You get more nurture out of them by pinching than addressing them.
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Henry David Thoreau
My friend is one... who take me for what I am.
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Henry David Thoreau
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
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Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.
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Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
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Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.
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Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
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Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth!
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That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
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The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.
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The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
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To regret deeply is to live afresh.
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Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is in prison.
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We cannot but pity the boy who has never fired a gun; he is no more humane, while his education has been sadly neglected.
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We must have infinite faith in each other. If we have not, we must never let it leak out that we have not.
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What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
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What people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can.
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When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.
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When some of my friends have asked me anxiously about their boys, whether they should let them hunt, I have answered yes-- remembering that it was one of the best parts of my education-- make them hunters.
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[Water is] the only drink for a wise man.
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