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 Henry David Thoreau - “The best thing a man can do for his culture when he is rich is to endeavor to carry out those schemes which he entertained when he was poor”
 Henry David Thoreau - “However intense my experience, I am conscious of the presence and criticism of a part of me, which, as it were, is not a part of me, but a spectator, sharing no experience, but taking note of it, and that is no more I than it is you. When the play, it may be the tragedy, of life is over, the spectator goes his way. It was a kind of fiction, a work of the imagination only, so far as he was concerned.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft a certain free-margin, and even vagueness - ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “How full of the creative genius is the air in which these (snowflakes) are generated. I should hardly admire them more if real stars fell and lodged on my coat.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “And when in 1850 the federal government passed a strengthened Fugitive Slave Act, permitting federal law officials to come to free states to arrest runaway slaves, thus putting the government on the side of the slave owners, the die was cast. Brown had had enough, as had others. I did not know at first what ailed me, ... At last it occurred to me that what I had lost was a country.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “I did not know at first what ailed me. At last it occurred to me that what I had lost was a country.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “It requires nothing less than a chivalric feeling to sustain a conversation with a lady.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “The mass never comes up to the standard of its best member, but on the contrary degrades itself to a level with the lowest”
 Henry David Thoreau - “The way in which men cling to old institutions after the life has departed out of them, and out of themselves, reminds me of those monkeys which cling by their tails -- aye, whose tails contract about the limbs, even the dead limbs, of the forest, and they hang suspended beyond the hunter's reach long after they are dead. It is of no use to argue with such men. They have not an apprehensive intellect, but merely, as it were a prehensile tail.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Unjust laws exist shall we be content to obey them”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Always you have to contend with the stupidity of men.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “In the streets and in society I am almost invariablycheap and dissipated, my life is unspeakably mean.No amount of gold or respectability would in the leastredeem it,-- dining with the Governor or a member of CongressBut alone in the distant woods or fields,in unpretending sprout-lands or pastures tracked by rabbits,even in a bleak and, to most, cheerless day, like this,when a villager would be thinking of his inn,I come to myself, I once more feel myself grandly related,and that cold and solitude are friends of mine.I suppose that this value, in my case, is equivalentto what others get by churchgoing and prayer.I come home to my solitary woodland walk as the homesick go home.I thus dispose of the superfluous and see things as they are,grand and beautiful. I have told many that I walk every dayabout half the daylight, but I think they do not believe it.I wish to get the Concord, the Massachusetts, the America,out of my head and be sane a part of every day.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “A friend is one who incessantly pays us the compliment of expecting from us all the virtues, and who can appreciate them in us. The friend asks no return but that his friend will religiously accept and wear and not disgrace his apotheosis of him. They cherish each other's hopes. They are kind to each other's dreams.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seems puny”
 Henry David Thoreau - “I have a great deal of company in my house especially in the morning, when nobody calls.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Is not disease the rule of existence There is not a lily pad floating on the river but has been riddled by insects. Almost every shrub and tree has its gall, oftentimes esteemed its chief ornament and hardly to be distinguished from the fruit. If misery loves company, misery has company enough. Now, at midsummer, find me a perfect leaf or fruit.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “I have never found a companion so companionable as solitude.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “If one advances confidently in the directions of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “I have learned this at least by my experiment that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dream, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagines, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “To watch this crystal globe just sent from heaven to associate with me. While these clouds and this somber drizzling weather shut all in, we two draw nearer and know one another. The gathering in of the clouds with the last rush and dying breath of the wind, and then the regular dripping of twigs and leaves the country over, the impression of inward comfort and Sociableness, the drenched stubble and trees that drop beads on you as you pass, their dim outline seen through the rain on all sides drooping in sympathy with yourself. These are my undisputed territory. This is Nature's English comfort.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes.”
 Henry David Thoreau - “Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. God will see that you do want society.”

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