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Literary and Philosophical Quotes -- Poets and Dreamers -- Henry David Thoreau


Quotes by Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American writer. A seminal figure in the history of American thought, he spent much of his life in Concord, Massachusetts, where he became associated with the New England transcendentalists and lived for two years on the shore of Walden Pond (1845-1847). His works include Civil Disobedience (1849) and Walden (1854).

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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.
  • The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
  • The volatile truth of our words should continually betray the inadequacy of the residual statement.
  • Many of the phenomena of Winter are suggestive of an inexpressible tenderness and fragile delicacy. We are accustomed to hear this king described as a rude and boisterous tyrant; but with the gentleness of a lover he adorns the tresses of Summer.
  • Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul.
  • There are nine hundred and ninety-nine patrons of virtue to one virtuous man.
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