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Henry David Thoreau

Concord, Massachusetts
Henry David Thoreau
Concord, Massachusetts

Quotes

11 November 2014
I do not suppose that I have attained to obscurity, but I should be proud if no more fatal fault were found with my pages ... than was found with the Walden ice.
11 November 2014
One revelation has been made to the Indian, another to the white man.
11 November 2014
The dinner even is only the parable of a dinner, commonly.
11 November 2014
Poetry is the mysticism of mankind.
11 November 2014
Sincerity is a great but rare virtue, and we pardon to it much complaining, and the betrayal of many weaknesses.
11 November 2014
A man may travel fast enough and earn his living on the road.
11 November 2014
We loiter in winter while it is already spring.
11 November 2014
The impression made on a wise man is that of universal innocence. Poison is not poisonous after all, nor are any wounds fatal. Compassion is a very untenable ground. It must be expeditious. Its pleadings will not bear to be stereotyped.
11 November 2014
Nowadays almost all man's improvements, so called, as the building of houses and the cutting down of the forest and of all large trees, simply deform the landscape, and make it more and more tame and cheap.
11 November 2014
Books can only reveal us to ourselves, and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.

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