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Henry David Thoreau

1817-1862. American naturalist, poet and philosopher, author of "Walden" and "Civil Disobedience".

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There is no remedy for love than to love more.

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

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

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A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure.

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The law will never make men free, it is men that have to make the law free.

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The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

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

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We were born to succeed, not to fail.

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We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.

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Things do not change, we do.

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