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Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau

Born in 1817, Henry David Thoreau (Born David Henry Thoreau) was not only an American essayist and poet, but also a philosopher who at one point lived the doctrines of Transcendentalism and published them in his masterpiece, "Walden" in 1854. He was a staunch advocate of civil liberties, publishing his essay on civil disobedience in 1849. He was a voracious reader and writer and briefly wo…

Date of Birth: July 12, 1817
Date of Death: May 06, 1862


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Henry David Thoreau

"The language of friendship is not words, but meanings." Henry David Thoreau
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849) This famous American author spent two years living in the wilderness at Walden Pond, where he penned some of his most-remembered works. This quote was written in memory of a trip he took with his brother John, who died of tetanus in 1842. The quote continues, "It is an intelligence above language. One imagines endless conversations with his Friend, in which the tongue shall be loosed, and thoughts be spoken without hesitance or end..." Add Category or Author

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"We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect." Henry David Thoreau
Journal (1962) pg. 130 The quote above is preceded by, "I know of no rules whichs holds so true as that." Here Thoreau shows us that our expecations can create a reality. Add Category or Author

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"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. There is where they should be. Now put foundations under them." Henry David Thoreau
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"There is no remedy for love but to love more." Henry David Thoreau
Journal (July 25 1839) From Thoreau's journal. Add Category or Author

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"If one advances confidently in the directions of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." Henry David Thoreau
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"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." Henry David Thoreau
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"I have learned this at least by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dream, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagines, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." Henry David Thoreau
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"True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance." Henry David Thoreau
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"I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society." Henry David Thoreau
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"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler." Henry David Thoreau
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"Friendship is never established as an understood relation. It is a miracle which requires constant proofs. It is an exercise of the purest imagination and of the rarest faith." Henry David Thoreau
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"If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." Henry David Thoreau
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"A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend." Henry David Thoreau
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"The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend." Henry David Thoreau
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"Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them." Henry David Thoreau
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"Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience." Henry David Thoreau
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"Poverty - it is life near the bone, where it is sweetest" Henry David Thoreau
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"Live the life you've dreamed" Henry David Thoreau
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"If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment." Henry David Thoreau
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"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." Henry David Thoreau
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"I lose my respect for the man who can make the mystery of sex the subject of a coarse jest, yet when you speak earnestly and seriously on the subject, is silent" Henry David Thoreau
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