1817-1862. American naturalist, poet and philosopher, author of "Walden" and "Civil Disobedience".
The eye is the jewel of the body.
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A name pronounced is the recognition of the individual to whom it belongs. He who can pronounce my name aright, he can call me, and is entitled to my love and service.
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Do what you love. Know you own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.
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You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
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Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
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Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
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To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
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However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are the richest.
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Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.
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Of what significance are the things you can forget.
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