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 Henry David Thoreau - “The meeting of two eternities, the past and future....is precisely the present moment.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “It's never too late to give up our prejudices.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “It is never too late to give up your prejudices”
 Henry David Thoreau - “There is a difference between eating and drinking for strength and for mere gluttony.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “I was never unusually squeamish I could sometimes eat a fried rat with a good relish, if it was necessary”
 Henry David Thoreau - “The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “The kindness I have longest remembered has been of this sort, the sort unsaid so far behind the speaker's lips that almost it already lay in my heart. It did not have far to go to be communicated.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the alms-house as brightly as from the rich man's abode”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Wherever a man goes, men will pursue him and paw him with their dirty institutions, and, if they can, constrain him to belong to their desperate odd fellow society”
 Henry David Thoreau - “What the banker sighs for, the meanest clown may have, - leisure and a quiet mind”
 Henry David Thoreau - “With all your science can you tell how it is, and whence it is, that Light comes into the soul”
 Henry Thoreau - “We need the tonic of wildness, to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground.”
 Henry Thoreau - “You must get your living by loving, or at least half your life is a failure.”
 Henry Thoreau - “What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.”
 Henry Thoreau - “I respect not his labors, his farm where everything has its price, who would carry the landscape, who would carry his God, to market, if he could get anything for him who goes to market for his god as it is on whose farm nothing grows free, whose fields bear no crops, whose meadows no flowers, whose trees no fruits, but dollars.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “There are thousands hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”
 Henry Thoreau - “I would not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “The ways by which you may get money almost without exception lead downward.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “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. I did not wish to live what was not life... I wanted to live so sturdily and so Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life... to drive life into a corner to know it by experience and be able to give an account of it in my next excursion.”
 Henry Thoreau - “I say, break the law.”
 Henry Thoreau - “It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Humility like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.”
 Henry Thoreau - “Man is the artificer of his own happiness.”

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