Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)

Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)

Henry David Thoreau Quote – “I know of no more encouraging fact…”

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of a man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavour. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and […]

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Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)

Henry David Thoreau Quote – “The millions are awake enough for physical labor…”

The millions are awake enough for physical labor; but only one in a million is awake enough for effective intellectual exertion, only one in a hundred millions to a poetic or divine life. To be awake is to be alive… We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the […]

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