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I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. Henry David Thoreau (1817)

Date added: 04/06/2017

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see. Henry David Thoreau (1817)

Date added: 03/23/2013

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. Henry David Thoreau (1817)

Date added: 03/13/2012

In eternity there is indeed something true and sublime. But all these times and places and occasions are now and here. God himself culminates in the present moment and will never be mortifying in the lapse of the ages. Time is but a stream I go a-fishin in. I drink at it, but when I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away but eternity remains. Henry David Thoreau (1817)

Date added: 09/25/2011

Humility like darkness reveals the heavenly lights. Henry David Thoreau (1817)

Date added: 09/25/2011

Now or Never! You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Henry David Thoreau (1817)

Date added: 09/25/2011

When you travel to the Celestial City, carry no letters of introduction. When you knock, ask to see God, none of the servants. Henry David Thoreau (1817)

Date added: 09/25/2011

The frontiers are not east or west, north or south, but wherever a man fronts a fact. Henry David Thoreau (1817)

Date added: 09/25/2011

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. Henry David Thoreau (1817)

Date added: 09/25/2011

How can he remember well his ignorance, which his growth requires, who has so often to use his knowledge? Henry David Thoreau (1817)

Date added: 09/25/2011

Men esteem Truth remote, in the outskirts of the system, behind the farthest star, before Adam and after the last man. In eternity there is indeed something true and sublime. But all these times and places and occasions are now and here. God Himself culminates in the present moment, and will never be more divine in the lapse of all ages. Henry David Thoreau (1817)

Date added: 09/25/2011

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau (1817)

Date added: 09/25/2011
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