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Henry David Thoreau

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Comprehensive information about Henry David Thoreau including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. An American author, development critic, transcendentalist, pacifist, and philosopher.. American author poet philosopher abolitionist naturalist tax resister development critic surveyor historian and leading transcendentalist This educational Henry David Thoreau resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. Quote Right
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Quote Left The reading which I love best is the scriptures of the several nations, though it happens that I am better acquainted with those of the Hindoo... Quote Right
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Quote Left If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he imaged, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. Quote Right
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Quote Left The earth is not a mere fragment of dead history, stratum upon stratum like the leaves of a book, to be studied by geologists and antiquaries chiefly, but living poetry like the leaves of a tree, which precede flowers and fruit -- not a fossil earth, but a living earth; compared with whose great central life all animal and vegetable life is merely parasitic. Its throes will heave our exuviate from their graves. Quote Right
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Quote Left I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. Quote Right
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