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\nHenry David Thoreau



    None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

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    This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

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    I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.

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    Dreams are the touchstones of our character.

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    Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

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    Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.

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    The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

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    Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.

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    The bluebird carries the sky on his back.

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    Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

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    Men have become the tools of their tools.

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

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    All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.

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    It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.

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    It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.

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    Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.

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    That government is best which governs least.

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    Men are born to succeed, not to fail.

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    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

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    If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

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    What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?

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