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David Thoreau Biography (David Henry Thoreau)
: Author and Philosopher
Famous for :
Being an influential American author, philosopher
and thinker. Thoreau wrote the popular non
fiction book called Walden, or Life in the
: Born - 12th of July, 1817 Massachusetts,
/ Died 6th of May, 1862 United
States of America
David Thoreau Biography
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Notable Quotes by American Author Henry David
If one advances confidently in the direction
of his dreams, and endeavors to live the
life which he has imagined, he will meet
with a success unexpected in common hours.
David Thoreau - Confidence
One cannot too soon forget his errors
and misdemeanors. To dwell long upon them
is to add to the offense.
David Thoreau - Mistakes
How vain it is to sit down to write when
you have not stood up to live.
David Thoreau - Life
That man is richest whose pleasures are
David Thoreau - Rich
I wish to suggest that a man may be very
industrious, and yet not spend his time
well. There is no more fatal blunderer
than he who consumes the greater part
of his life getting his living. All great
enterprises are self-supporting. The poet,
for instance, must sustain his body by
his poetry, as a steam planing-mill feeds
its boilers with the shavings it makes.
You must get your living by loving.
David Thoreau - Life
Work - Love
To speak practically and as a citizen,
unlike those who call themselves no-government
men, I ask for, not at once no government,
but at once a better government. Let every
man make known what kind of government
would command his respect, and that will
be one step toward obtaining it.
David Thoreau - Government
The Indian stands free and unconstrained
in Nature, is her inhabitant and not her
guest, and wears her easily and gracefully.
But the civilized man has the habits of
the house. His house is a prison.
David Thoreau - Nature
No definition of poetry is adequate unless
it be poetry itself. The most accurate
analysis by the rarest wisdom is yet insufficient,
and the poet will instantly prove it false
by setting aside its requisitions. It
is indeed all that we do not know.
David Thoreau - Poetry
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. Let him step to the music which
he hears, however measured or far away.
David Thoreau - Success
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Henry David Thoreau
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