Henry David Thoreau

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A man is rich in
proportion to the number
of things he regrets

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It is unwise to
keep one’s feet on a level
with eternity

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A government that
imprisons unjustly is
every government

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I stand in awe of
the sparrow, who builds temples
in the air of time

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The remedy for
love is wisdom, for which there
is no remedy

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Give me the water
of infinite truth. And if
you can’t, I’ll drink faith

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Public opinion
is the cheapest pleasure found
in a vacuum

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Take my pity and
give me money—I am the
sage of poverty

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The mass of men lead
anxious lives, lost in the hard
fruit of the moment

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You get more nurture
from a trout than you do from
this society

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Go confidently
in the direction of your
fate! And take a dog

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Beware of all things
whose success requires God, guns
and morality

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