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Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (see name pronunciation; July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

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I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.

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As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway ...

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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. ...

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We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. ...

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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life ...

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Things do not change; we change.

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The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

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If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice t ...

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This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

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The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

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An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

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True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.

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Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.

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Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to h ...

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Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.

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