Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Henry David Thoreau Quotes: Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
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Henry David Thoreau Quote: I wish my countrymen to consider that whatever the human law may be, neither an individual nor a nation can ever commit the leastact of injustice against the obscurest individual without having to pay the penalty for it. A government which deliberately enacts injustice, and persists in it, will at length even become the laughing-stock of the world.
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Quotes about Henry David Thoreau: In an ancient and dead language, any recognition of living nature attracts us. These are such sentences as were written while grass grew and water ran. It is no small recommendation when a book will stand the test of mere unobstructed sunshine and daylight.
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Quote about Henry David Thoreau: Where the most beautiful wild flowers grow, there mans spirit is fed and poets grow.
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Henry David Thoreau Sayings: Writing your name can lead to writing sentences. And the next thing you'll be doing is writing paragraphs, and then books. And then you'll be in as much trouble as I am!
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Henry David Thoreau Saying: There are two classes of authors: the one write the history of their times, the other their biography.
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Sayings about Henry David Thoreau: Cast your whole vote, not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence. A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight.... If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.
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Saying about Henry David Thoreau: Economy is a subject which admits of being treated with levity, but it cannot so be disposed of.
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Henry David Thoreau Quotes: I pray that the life of this spring and summer may ever lie fair in my memory.
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Henry David Thoreau Quote: No man with a genius for legislation has appeared in America. They are rare in the history of the world. There are orators, politicians, and eloquent men, by the thousand; but the speaker has not yet opened his mouth to speak who is capable of settling the much-vexed questions of the day. We love eloquence for its own sake, and not for any truth which it may utter, or any heroism it may inspire. Our legislators have not yet learned the comparative value of free trade and of freedom, of union, and of rectitude, to a nation.
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Quotes about Henry David Thoreau: I never read a novel, they have so little real life and thought in them.
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Quote about Henry David Thoreau: A man's real faith is never contained in his creed, nor is his creed an article of his faith. The last is never adopted. This it is that permits him to smile ever, and to live even as bravely as he does. And yet he clings anxiously to his creed, as to a straw, thinking that that does him good service because his sheet anchor does not drag.
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Henry David Thoreau Sayings: Let a slight snow come and cover the earth, and the tracks of men will show how little the woods and fields are frequented.
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Henry David Thoreau Saying: So soon did we, wayfarers, begin to learn that man's life is rounded with the same few facts, the same simple relations everywhere, and it is vain to travel to find it new.
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Sayings about Henry David Thoreau: A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority.
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Saying about Henry David Thoreau: You must not count much upon what I can do or learn in New York.... Everything there disappoints me but the crowd; rather, I was disappointed with the rest before I came. I have no eyes for their churches, and what else they find to brag of. Though I know but little about Boston, yet what attracts me, in a quiet way, seems much meaner and more pretending than there,--libraries, pictures, and faces in the street. You don't know where any respectability inhabits.
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Henry David Thoreau Quotes: The very willow-rows lopped every three years for fuel or powder, - and every sizable pine and oak, or other forest tree, cut down within the memory of man! As if individual speculators were to be allowed to export the clouds out of the sky, or the stars out of the firmament, one by one. We shall be reduced to gnaw the very crust of the earth for nutriment.
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Henry David Thoreau Quote: As with our colleges, so with a hundred
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