Quotations From HENRY DAVID THOREAU

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  • 1431.
    It was fit that I should live on rice, mainly, who loved so well the philosophy of India.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 67, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
  • 1432.
    There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspected.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 294, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
  • 1433.
    To speak critically, I never received more than one or two letters in my life—I wrote this some years ago—that were worth the postage.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 104, Houghton Mifflin (1906).

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  • 1434.
    If all were as it seems, and men made the elements their servants for noble ends!
    Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 129, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
  • 1435.
    The Mississippi, the Ganges, and the Nile,... the Rocky Mountains, the Himmaleh, and Mountains of the Moon, have a kind of personal importance in the annals of the world.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 10, Houghton Mifflin (1906).

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  • 1436.
    The Brahman's virtue consists in doing, not right, but arbitrary things.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 146, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
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