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Quotations by Henry David Thoreau
Henry David ThoreauSuccess usually comes to those - Success usually comes to those too busy to be looking for it.

A gun gives you the body - A gun gives you the body, not the bird.

Many men go fishing - Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

If a man does not keep pace - 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, however measured or far away.

Disobedience is the true foundation - Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Never look back - Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.

It is a part of the destiny of the human race - I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.

Difficult problem solved through simplicity - I do believe in simplicity. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem he first frees the equation from all encumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms.

Advance confidently toward dreams - If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Go in the direction of your dreams - Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.

In wildness is preservation - The West of which I speak is but another name for the Wild; and what I have been preparing to say is, that in Wildness is the preservation of the World.

Life with only the essentials in Nature - I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, to discover that I had not lived.