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Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "There is no remedy for love but to love more."

There is no remedy for love but to love more.




Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.




Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "It's the beauty within us that makes it possible for us to recognize the beauty around us. The question is not what you look at but what you see."

It's the beauty within us that makes it possible for us to recognize the beauty around us. The question is not what you look at but what you see.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined..."

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined...




Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately."

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be."

be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us."

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.




Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "The greatest tragedy in life is to spend your whole life fishing only to discover it was never fish that you were after."

The greatest tragedy in life is to spend your whole life fishing only to discover it was never fish that you were after.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "The only people who ever get anyplace interesting are the people who get lost."

The only people who ever get anyplace interesting are the people who get lost.



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

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



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day."

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




Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them."

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "Perfect sincerity and transparency make a great part of beauty, as in dewdrops, lakes, and diamonds."

Perfect sincerity and transparency make a great part of beauty, as in dewdrops, lakes, and diamonds.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live."

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "When it's time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived."

When it's time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law."

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.



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

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



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "Everyone must believe in something. I believe I'll go canoeing."

Everyone must believe in something. I believe I'll go canoeing.



Henry David Thoreau 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 Quotes: "City life is millions of people being lonesome together."

City life is millions of people being lonesome together.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "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."

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.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something."

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves."

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



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "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 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.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "When we bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen."

When we bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent."

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence."

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "The devil finds work for idle hands."

The devil finds work for idle hands.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong."

All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere."

Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "Government never furthered any enterprise but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way."

Government never furthered any enterprise but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."

Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains. I do not wish to go below now."

I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains. I do not wish to go below now.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness."

The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "The bluebird carries the sky on his back."

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear."

It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand."

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "The secret of achievement is to hold a picture of a successful outcome in mind."

The secret of achievement is to hold a picture of a successful outcome in mind.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment."

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "The words which express our faith and piety are not definite; yet they are significant and fragrant like frankincense to superior natures."

The words which express our faith and piety are not definite; yet they are significant and fragrant like frankincense to superior natures.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "It is not worth while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar."

It is not worth while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees."

I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind."

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind."

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.



Henry David Thoreau Quotes: "The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend."

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.