Henry David Thoreau quotes

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Being is the great explainer.
What men call social virtues, good fellowship, is commonly but the virtue of pigs in a litter, which lie close together to keep ea ...
Almost any noble verse may be read, either as his elegy or eulogy, or be made the text of an oration on him.
So universal and widely related is any transcendent moral greatness, and so nearly identical with greatness everywhere and in ever ...
No man in America has ever stood up so persistently and effectively for the dignity of human nature, knowing himself for a man, an ...
A man of rare common sense and directness of speech, as of action; a transcendentalist above all, a man of ideas and principles,Mt ...
I should say that he was an old-fashioned man in his respect for the Constitution, and his faith in the permanence of this Union. ...
Think of him,--of his rare qualities!--such a man as it takes ages to make, and ages to understand; no mock hero, nor the represen ...
When I think of him, and his six sons, and his son-in-law, not to enumerate the others, enlisted for this fight, proceeding coolly ...
What shall we think of a government to which all the truly brave and just men in the land are enemies, standing between it and tho ...
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