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My favorite quotes from the book "Walden" by Henry D. Thoreau.

My favorite quotes from the book "Walden" by Henry D. Thoreau.

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  • WALDEN, or, life in the woods by Henry D. ThoreauMy favorite quotes from “Walden”, by Henry D. Thoreau.(images from www.sxc.hu)
  • I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could notlearn what I thad to teach, and not, when I came to die,discover that I had not lived.
  • The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperationhttp://www.sxc.hu/photo/1183862
  • If a man does not keep pace with his companions,perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.Let him step to the music which he hears.
  • Not till we are lost, do we begin to find ourselves It is a surprising and memorable experience to be lost in the woods any time.
  • We are made to exaggerate the importance of what work we do; and yet how much is not done by us.
  • One generation abandons the enterprises of another like stranded vessels
  • Every generation laughsat the old fashions, but follows religiously the new
  • In the long run,men hit only what they aim at
  • We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas, but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate
  • Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in
  • Things do not change. We change.
  • I t I s N o t A l l B o o k s T h a t A r e A s D u l l A s T h e i r R e a d e r s
  • If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost;that is where they should be.Now just put the foundations under them.
  • The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us