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Henry David Thoreau

Concord, Massachusetts
Henry David Thoreau
Concord, Massachusetts

Quotes

11 November 2014
The press is, almost without exception, corrupt.
11 November 2014
Friends and contemporaries should supply only the name and date, and leave it to posterity to write the epitaph.
11 November 2014
At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be infinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable.
11 November 2014
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
11 November 2014
We cannot see anything until we are possessed with the idea of it, take it into our heads,—and then we can hardly see anything else.
11 November 2014
Each humblest plant, or weed, as we call it, stands there to express some thought or mood of ours; and yet how long it stands in vain!... Beauty and true wealth are always thus cheap and despised.
11 November 2014
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
11 November 2014
There should always be some flowering and maturing of the fruits of nature in the cooking process.
11 November 2014
For if we take the ages into our account, may there not be a civilization going on among brutes as well as men?
11 November 2014
As for the inlet or outlet of Walden, I have not yet discovered any but rain and snow and evaporation, though perhaps, with a thermometer and a line, such places may be found.

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