Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau, in 1861.

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Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau; July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings.

See below of some of Thoreau’s noted Quotes (Wisdom) below:

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”
“If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
“Do not lose hold of your dreams or asprirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.”
“It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate.”
“This world is but a canvas to our imaginations.”
“Our life is frittered away by detail … simplify, simplify.”
“Live the life you’ve dreamed”
“If you can speak what you will never hear, if you can write what you will never read, you have done rare things”
“Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.”
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I have not lived.”

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