“We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.”

— Henry David Thoreau —

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“Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars.”

— Henry David Thoreau —

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“It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.”

— Henry David Thoreau —

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“Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.”

— Henry David Thoreau —

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“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”

— Henry David Thoreau —

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“I have seen how the foundations of the world are laid, and I have not the least doubt that it will stand a good while.”

— Henry David Thoreau —

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“There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.”

— Henry David Thoreau —

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“A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man’s life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.”

— Henry David Thoreau —

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“If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.”

— Henry David Thoreau —

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“Do what you love. Know your own bone gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.”

— Henry David Thoreau —

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