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Henry David Thoreau

Concord, Massachusetts
Henry David Thoreau
Concord, Massachusetts

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11 November 2014
Having each some shingles of thought well dried, we sat and whittled them.
11 November 2014
I think that we may safely trust a good deal more than we do. We may waive just so much care of ourselves as we honestly bestow elsewhere. Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength.
11 November 2014
Remember that you need not eat unless you are hungry.
11 November 2014
Nothing can shock a brave man but dullness.
11 November 2014
Nature is goodness crystallized.
11 November 2014
The same soil is good for men and for trees. A man's health requires as many acres of meadow to his prospect as his farm does loads of muck.
11 November 2014
Such is the never-failing beauty and accuracy of language, the most perfect art in the world; the chisel of a thousand years retouches it.
11 November 2014
It takes two to speak the truth,—one to speak, and another to hear.
11 November 2014
The young pines springing up in the corn-fields from year to year are to me a refreshing fact.
11 November 2014
According to my observation, a batteau, properly manned, shoots rapids as a matter of course, which a single Indian with a canoe carries round.

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