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Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
US Transcendentalist author [more author details]
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In wildness is the preservation of the world.
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It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
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It is as hard to see one's self as to look backwards without turning around.
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It is never too late to give up your prejudices.
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It is pleasant to have been to a place the way a river went.
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Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
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Many go fishing without knowing it is fish they are after.
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Men are born to succeed, not fail.
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Men have become the tools of their tools.
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Most are engaged in business the greater part of their lives, because the soul abhors a vacuum and they have not discovered any continuous employment for man's nobler faculties.
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Most men cry better than they speak. You get more nurture out of them by pinching than addressing them.
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My friend is one... who take me for what I am.
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Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
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Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.
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Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
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Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.
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Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
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Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth!
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That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
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The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.
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