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 Henry David Thoreau - “When I read some of the rules for speaking and writing the English language correctly, I think any fool can make a rule, and every fool will mind it.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Men will lie on their backs, talking about the fall of man, and never make an effort to get up”
 Henry David Thoreau - “I lose my respect for the man who can make the mystery of sex the subject of a coarse jest, yet when you speak earnestly and seriously on the subject, is silent”
 Henry David Thoreau - “A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority it is not even a minority then but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Any man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Live in each season as it passes breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. Let them be your only diet drink and botanical medicines.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “In the midst of this chopping sea of civilized life, such are the clouds and storms and quicksands and thousand-and-one items to be allowed for, that a man has to live, if he would not founder and go to the bottom and not make his port at all, by dead reckoning, and he must be a great calculator indeed who succeeds.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.”
 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 David Thoreau - “I came into this world, not cheifly to make this a good place to live in, but live in it, be it good or bad. A man has not everything to do, but something and because he can not do everything, it is not necessary that he should do something wrong.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Live each season as it passes breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Live your life, do your work, then take your hat”
 Henry David Thoreau - “We live but a fraction of our lives”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody”
 Henry David Thoreau - “However mean your life is, meet it and live it do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not bad... it looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults, even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may have perhaps so”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Do not lose hold of your dreams or asprirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but to so love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust.”
 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 have not lived.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Make the most of your regrets never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “One farmer says to me, ''You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make bones with'' and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying his system with the raw material of bones walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “How could youths better learn to live than by once trying the experiment of living Methinks this would educate their minds as much as mathematics”
 Henry David Thoreau - “To say that a man is your Friend, means commonly no more than this, that he is not your enemy. Most contemplate only what would be the accidental and trifling advantages of Friendship, as that the Friend can assist in time of need by his substance, or his influence, or his counsel. Even the utmost goodwill and harmony and practical kindness are not sufficient for Friendship, for Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.”

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