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Henry David Thoreau

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  • Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

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  • What you get by achieving your goals is to as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

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  • None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

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  • It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.

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  • I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

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  • Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

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  • It is never too late to give up our prejudices.

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  • Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

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  • If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

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  • In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.

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  • Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.

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  • A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.

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  • If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.

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  • Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

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  • How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?

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  • It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.

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  • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

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  • The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free.

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  • Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.

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

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  • Those whom we can love, we can hate; to others we are indifferent.

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  • It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.

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  • It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?

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  • If you can speak what you will never hear, if you can write what you will never read, you have done rare things.

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  • Be not simply good - be good for something.

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  • We shall see but a little way if we require to understand what we see.

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  • Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.

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

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  • We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.

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