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David Quotes

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Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be not merely good; be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
- David Farragut

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
- Henry David Thoreau

You are the Michelangelo of your own life.
The David that you are sculpting is you.
And you do it with your thoughts.
- Joe Vitale

Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

May we so love as never to have occasion
to repent of our love!
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
- Henry David Thoreau

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
- 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

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

The heart is forever inexperienced.
- Henry David Thoreau

Ignorance and bungling with love
are better than wisdom and skill without.
- Henry David Thoreau

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Live the life you've dreamed.
- Henry David Thoreau

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do what you love.
Know your own bone;
gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it,
and gnaw it still.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new
continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Friends... they cherish one another's hopes.
They are kind to one another's dreams.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can do what you want to do.
- David Thomas

Simplify, simplify.
- Henry David Thoreau

How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through,
and you could go in the back way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl:
it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

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.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man's interest in a single bluebird
is worth more than a complete but dry list
of the fauna and flora of a town.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
- Henry David Thoreau

To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing.
None is excluded, but excludes himself.
You have only to push aside the curtain.
- Henry David Thoreau

Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is danger that we lose sight of
what our friend is absolutely,
while considering what she is to us alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
- Henry David Thoreau

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

The smallest seed of faith is better than
the largest fruit of happiness.
- Henry David Thoreau


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