Quotes by Henry David Thoreau

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

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It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. |

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As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. |

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This world is but a canvas to our imagination. |

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Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. |

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It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are... than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise. |

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It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? |

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Live your life, do your work, then take your hat. |

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An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. |

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Men have become the tools of their tools. |

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