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Henry David Thoreau

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

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Between whom there is hearty truth, there is love.

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There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.

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How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.

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Be not simply good; be good for something.

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

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Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. Let them be your only diet drink and botanical medicines.

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To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit it and read it are old women over their tea.

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I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.

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Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.

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We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being.

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