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Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
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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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Henry David Thoreau
To regret deeply is to live afresh.
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Henry David Thoreau
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is in prison.
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Henry David Thoreau
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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Henry David Thoreau
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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Henry David Thoreau
What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
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Henry David Thoreau
What people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can.
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Henry David Thoreau
When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.
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Henry David Thoreau
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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Henry David Thoreau
[Water is] the only drink for a wise man.
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Henry David Thoreau
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
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Henry David Thoreau, "Walden", 1854
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
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Henry David Thoreau, "Walden", 1854
It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
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Henry David Thoreau, 'Economy,' Walden, 1854
But government in which the majority rule in all cases can not be based on justice, even as far as men understand it.
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Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience
Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
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Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, 1849
He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate.
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Henry David Thoreau, Journal, February 11, 1840
Man is the artificer of his own happiness.
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Henry David Thoreau, Journal, January 21, 1838
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
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Henry David Thoreau, Journal, July 25, 1839
Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.
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Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.
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Henry David Thoreau, Walden
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