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Quotations by author » Henry David Thoreau
American Essayist, Poet and Philosopher, 1817-1862
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When you knock, ask to see God - none of the servants.
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Where there is a lull in truth an institution springs up.
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Wherever a man goes, men will pursue him and paw him with their dirty institutions, and, if they can, constrain him to belong to their desperate odd fellow society
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While some men believe in the infinite, some ponds will be thought to be bottomless
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Why level downward to our dullest perception always, and praise that as common sense? The commonest sense is the sense of men asleep, which they express by snoring.
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Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
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With all your science can you tell how it is, and whence it is, that Light comes into the soul?
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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.
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Writing may be either the record of a deed or a deed. It is nobler when it is a deed.
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Yet some can be patriotic who have no self-respect, and sacrifice the greater to the less. They love the soil which makes their graves, but have no sympathy with the spirit which may still animate their clay. Patriotism is a maggot in their heads.
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You cannot perceive beauty but with a serene mind.
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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.
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You must get your living by loving, or at least half your life is a failure.
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You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
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You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this.
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You must love the crust of the earth on which you dwell more than the sweet crust of any bread or cake. You must be able to extract nutriment out of a sand-heap. You must have so good an appetite as this, else you will live in vain.
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You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.
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You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free-margin, and even vagueness - ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things.
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Youth gets together with their materials to build a bridge to the moon or maybe a palace on earth; then in middle age they decide to build a woodshed with them instead.
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[And when in 1850 the federal government passed a strengthened Fugitive Slave Act, permitting federal law officials to come to free states to arrest runaway slaves, thus putting the government on the side of the slave owners, the die was cast. Brown had had enough, as had others.] I did not know at first what ailed me, ... At last it occurred to me that what I had lost was a country.
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