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I cannot read a single word of the Hindoos without being elevated.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

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Every day or two, I strolled to the village to hear some of the gossip which is incessantly going on there, circulating either from mouth to mouth, or from newspaper to newspaper, and which, taken in homeopathic doses, was really as refreshing in its way as the rustle of leaves and the peeping of frogs.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

   Day
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I often visited a particular plant four or five miles distant, half a dozen times within a fortnight, that I might know exactly when it opened.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

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We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones. Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's features, any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

   Man
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How sweet is the perception of a new natural fact!

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

   Perception
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I have the habit of attention to such excess, that my senses get no rest - but suffer from a constant strain.

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Henry David Thoreau

   Attention
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The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

   Time
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There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.

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Henry David Thoreau

   Power
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We are eager to tunnel under the Atlantic and bring the Old World some weeks nearer to the New, but perchance the first news that will leak through into the broad, flapping American ear will be that the Princess Adelaide has the whooping cough.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

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How many things there are concerning which we might well deliberate whether we had better know them.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

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So thoroughly and sincerely are we compelled to live, reverencing our life, and denying the possibility of change. This is the only way, we say; but there are as many ways as there can be drawn radii from one centre. All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

   Life
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I have found that no exertion of the legs can bring two minds much nearer to one another.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

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The life which men praise and regard as successful is but one kind. Why should we exaggerate any one kind at the expense of the others?

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

   Life
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Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

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May we so love as never to have occasion to repent of our love!

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

   Love
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I have seen how the foundations of the world are laid, and I have not the least doubt that it will stand a good while.

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Henry David Thoreau

   Good
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I have thought there was some advantage even in death, by which we mingle with the herd of common men.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

   Death
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The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

   Truth
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They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar.

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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.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau