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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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"Dreams are the touchstones of our character."

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."

"Be not simply good - be good for something."

"Be true to your work, your word, and your friend."

"Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."

"There is no remedy for love but to love more."

"Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are."

"Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes."

"The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready."

"If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment."

"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."

"The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest."

"I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business."

"A kitten is so flexible that she is almost double; the hind parts are equivalent to another kitten with which the forepart plays. She does not discover that her tail belongs to her until you tread on it."

"As if we could kill time without injuring eternity!"

"Only that day dawns to which we are awake."

"Things do not change; we change."

"We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes."

"It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes."

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