Henry David Thoreau

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Born Saturday 12 July 1817, died Tuesday 6 May 1862

Professions: Author, Critic, Historian, Philosopher, Poet

Nationality: American

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How many things there are concerning which we might well deliberate whether we had better know them.

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The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.

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I have thought there was some advantage even in death, by which we mingle with the herd of common men.

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May we so love as never to have occasion to repent of our love!

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It is too late to be studying Hebrew; it is more important to understand even the slang of today.

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In the meanest are all the materials of manhood, only they are not rightly disposed.

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Where there is an observatory and a telescope, we expect that any eyes will see new worlds at once.

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The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.

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God reigns when we take a liberal view, when a liberal view is presented to us.

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I have found that hollow, which even I had relied on for solid.

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It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.

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Some are reputed sick and some are not. It often happens that the sicker man is the nurse to the sounder.

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Men have a respect for scholarship and learning greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.

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Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.

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Is the babe young? When I behold it, it seems more venerable than the oldest man.

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I have been as sincere a worshipper of Aurora as the Greeks.

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Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through, and you could go in the back way.

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How can any man be weak who dares to be at all?

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Instead of noblemen, let us have noble villages of men.

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There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.

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