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Almost any man knows how to earn money, but not one in a million knows how to spend it. Henry David Thoreau

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Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not believe. Henry David Thoreau

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City life is millions of people being lonesome together. Henry David Thoreau

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What is a country without rabbits and partridges? They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products; ancient and venerable families known to antiquity as to modern times; of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground. Henry David Thoreau

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Is not disease the rule of existence? There is not a lily pad floating on the river but has been riddled by insects. Almost every shrub and tree has its gall, oftentimes esteemed its chief ornament and hardly to be distinguished from the fruit. If misery loves company, misery has company enough. Now, at midsummer, find me a perfect leaf or fruit. Henry David Thoreau

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I say, break the law. Henry David Thoreau

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He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate. Henry David Thoreau

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But lo! men have become the tools of their tools. Henry David Thoreau

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I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark. Henry David Thoreau

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Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. Henry David Thoreau

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Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes. Henry David Thoreau

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Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. Henry David Thoreau

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The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams. Henry David Thoreau

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There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect. Henry David Thoreau

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A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight. Henry David Thoreau

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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, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life... I wanted to live so sturdily and so Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life... to drive life into a corner to know it by experience and be able to give an account of it in my next excursion. Henry David Thoreau

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The pleasure we feel in music springs from the obedience which is in it. Henry David Thoreau

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A name pronounced is the recognition of the individual to whom it belongs. He who can pronounce my name aright, he can call me, and is entitled to my love and service. Henry David Thoreau

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If the fairest features of the landscape are to be named after men, let them be the noblest and worthiest men alone. Henry David Thoreau

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The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed. Henry David Thoreau

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The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested virtue to sustain it. Henry David Thoreau

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The way by which you may get money almost without exception leads downward. Henry David Thoreau

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Our whole life is startlingly moral. There is never an instant's truce between virtue and vice. Henry David Thoreau

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The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do? Henry David Thoreau

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Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul. Henry David Thoreau