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All Quotes by author - Henry David Thoreau
" A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars. "
" After the first blush of sin comes its indifference. "
" Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something. "
" Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape! "
" All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man. "
" A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend. "
" A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. "
" A man's interest in a single bluebird is worth more than a complete but dry list of the fauna and flora of a town. "
" An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. "
" An unclean person is universally a slothful one. "
" Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it. "
" As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution. "
" As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. "
" As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past changes in the present invariable order of society. "
" As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. "
" A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting. "
" Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years. "
" Being is the great explainer. "
" Be not simply good - be good for something. "
" Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. "
" Books can only reveal us to ourselves, and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside. "
" Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant? "
" Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. "
" Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. "
" Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it. "
" Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends... Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. "
" Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still. "
What You Love
Do What You Love
" Dreams are the touchstones of our character. "
" Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it. "
" Every day or two, I strolled to the village to hear some of the gossip which is incessantly going on there, circulating either from mouth to mouth, or from newspaper to newspaper, and which, taken in homeopathic doses, was really as refreshing in its way as the rustle of leaves and the peeping of frogs. "
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