Henry David Thoreau Quotes.

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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

"Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it." ~ Henry David Thoreau


"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each." ~ Henry David Thoreau


"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; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness." ~ Henry David Thoreau



"It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?" ~ Henry David Thoreau


"Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify." ~ Henry David Thoreau


"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." ~ Henry David Thoreau


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"When you're finished changing, you're finished." ~ Henry David Thoreau


"Be wary of any enterprise that requires new clothes." ~ Henry David Thoreau


"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." ~ Henry David Thoreau


"Never look back unless you are planning to go that way." ~ Henry David Thoreau


"The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles." ~ Henry David Thoreau


"Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it comes and sits softly on your shoulder." ~ Henry David Thoreau


"The world is but a canvas to the imagination." ~ Henry David Thoreau


"Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be." ~ Henry David Thoreau


"I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers." ~ Henry David Thoreau


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"Dreams are the touchstones of our characters." ~ Henry David Thoreau



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