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Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root."

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.




Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads."

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Commonly men will only be brave as their fathers were brave, or timid."

Commonly men will only be brave as their fathers were brave, or timid.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run."

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.




Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well."

I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate."

What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone."

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.




Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Age is no better, hardly so well, qualified for an instructor as youth, for it has not profited so much as it has lost."

Age is no better, hardly so well, qualified for an instructor as youth, for it has not profited so much as it has lost.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself."

Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be."

All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book."

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "that he live in all respects so compactly and preparedly that, if an enemy take the town, he can, like the old philosopher, walk out the gate empty-handed without anxiety."

that he live in all respects so compactly and preparedly that, if an enemy take the town, he can, like the old philosopher, walk out the gate empty-handed without anxiety.




Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "We now no longer camp as for a night, but have settled down on earth and forgotten heaven"

We now no longer camp as for a night, but have settled down on earth and forgotten heaven



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "A man thinking or working will always be alone, let him be where he will."

A man thinking or working will always be alone, let him be where he will.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "It is remarkable how long men will believe in the bottomlessness of a pond without taking the trouble to sound it."

It is remarkable how long men will believe in the bottomlessness of a pond without taking the trouble to sound it.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new."

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength."

Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "God himself culminates in the present moment, and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages."

God himself culminates in the present moment, and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Thu luxury of one class is counterbalanced by the indigence of another."

Thu luxury of one class is counterbalanced by the indigence of another.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "If a man is alive, there is always danger that he may die, though the danger must be allowed to be less in proportion as he is dead-and-alive to begin with. A man sits as many risks as he runs."

If a man is alive, there is always danger that he may die, though the danger must be allowed to be less in proportion as he is dead-and-alive to begin with. A man sits as many risks as he runs.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "It is not all books that are as dull as their readers."

It is not all books that are as dull as their readers.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "As if you could kill time without injuring eternity."

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "The modern cheap and fertile press, with all its translations, has done little to bring us nearer to the heroic writers of antiquity."

The modern cheap and fertile press, with all its translations, has done little to bring us nearer to the heroic writers of antiquity.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Man is an animal who more than any other can adapt himself to all climates and circumstances."

Man is an animal who more than any other can adapt himself to all climates and circumstances.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify."

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star."

Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "It is desirable that a man live in all respects so simply and preparedly that if an enemy take the town... he can walk out the gate empty-handed and without anxiety."

It is desirable that a man live in all respects so simply and preparedly that if an enemy take the town... he can walk out the gate empty-handed and without anxiety.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "None can be an impartial or wise observer of human life but from the vantage ground of what we should call voluntary poverty."

None can be an impartial or wise observer of human life but from the vantage ground of what we should call voluntary poverty.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "It is time that we had uncommon schools, that we did not leave off our education when we begin to be men and women."

It is time that we had uncommon schools, that we did not leave off our education when we begin to be men and women.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion."

Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Our whole life is startlingly moral. There is never an instant's truce between virtue and vice."

Our whole life is startlingly moral. There is never an instant's truce between virtue and vice.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Talk of heaven! ye disgrace earth."

Talk of heaven! ye disgrace earth.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Every path but your own is the path of fate. Keep on your own track, then."

Every path but your own is the path of fate. Keep on your own track, then.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations."

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Be sure that you give the poor the aid they most need, though it be your example which leaves them far behind. If you give money, spend yourself with it, and do not merely abandon it to them."

Be sure that you give the poor the aid they most need, though it be your example which leaves them far behind. If you give money, spend yourself with it, and do not merely abandon it to them.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "The true price of anything you do is the amount of time you exchange for it."

The true price of anything you do is the amount of time you exchange for it.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Man wanted a home, a place for warmth, or comfort, first of physical warmth, then the warmth of the affections."

Man wanted a home, a place for warmth, or comfort, first of physical warmth, then the warmth of the affections.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. Books, the oldest and the best, stand naturally and rightfully on the shelves of every cottage."

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. Books, the oldest and the best, stand naturally and rightfully on the shelves of every cottage.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Next to us is not the workman whom we have hired, with whom we love so well to talk, but the workman whose work we are."

Next to us is not the workman whom we have hired, with whom we love so well to talk, but the workman whose work we are.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar"

They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Children, who play life, discern its true law and relations more clearly than men, who fail to live it worthily, but who think that they are wiser by experience, that is, by failure."

Children, who play life, discern its true law and relations more clearly than men, who fail to live it worthily, but who think that they are wiser by experience, that is, by failure.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Genius is not a retainer to any emperor, or is its material silver, or gold, or marble, except to a trifling extent."

Genius is not a retainer to any emperor, or is its material silver, or gold, or marble, except to a trifling extent.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Solitude is not measured by the miles of space that intervene between a man and his fellows."

Solitude is not measured by the miles of space that intervene between a man and his fellows.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "The works of the great poets have never yet been read by mankind, for only great poets can read the."

The works of the great poets have never yet been read by mankind, for only great poets can read the.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book!"

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book!



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "Knowledge does not come to us by details, but in flashes of light from heaven."

Knowledge does not come to us by details, but in flashes of light from heaven.



Henry David Thoreau, Walden Quotes: "See how he cowers and sneaks, how vaguely all the day he fears, not being immortal nor divine, but the slave and prisoner of his own opinion of himself, a fame won by his own deeds."

See how he cowers and sneaks, how vaguely all the day he fears, not being immortal nor divine, but the slave and prisoner of his own opinion of himself, a fame won by his own deeds.