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Henry David Thoreau

Concord, Massachusetts
Henry David Thoreau
Concord, Massachusetts

Quotes

11 November 2014
To love another ... is, to stand in a true relation to him, so that we give the best to, and receive the best from, him.
11 November 2014
True Friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance. A want of discernment cannot be an ingredient in it.
11 November 2014
No man loses ever on a lower level by magnanimity on a higher.
11 November 2014
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
11 November 2014
A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.
11 November 2014
The laboring man has not leisure for a true integrity day by day.
11 November 2014
You know about a person who deeply interests you more than you can be told. A look, a gesture, an act, which to everybody else is insignificant tells you more about that one than words can.
11 November 2014
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
11 November 2014
Humility like darkness reveals the heavenly lights. The shadows of poverty and meanness gather around us, "and lo! creation widens to our view."
11 November 2014
We have not so good a right to hate any as our Friend.

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