Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

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“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
“Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.”
“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined.”
“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”
“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
“I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better.”
“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.”
“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.”
“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”

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