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"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson , Henry David Thoreau
Very often misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. No evidence exists that either of them wrote or spoke this. With this quote we can see the romantic attitude present in the human race. “What lies within us” here is everything that makes us great: love, creation, and individual thought. 

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Henry David Thoreau

"There is no remedy for love but to love more." Henry David Thoreau

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"The language of friendship is not words, but meanings." Henry David Thoreau

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"Many of the phenomena of Winter are suggestive of an inexpressible tenderness and fragile delicacy. We are accustomed to hear this king described as a rude and boisterous tyrant; but with the gentleness of a lover he adorns the tresses of Summer." Henry David Thoreau

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"A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind." Henry David Thoreau

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"I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized." Henry David Thoreau

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"By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber." Henry David Thoreau

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"Should not every apartment in which man dwells be lofty enough to create some obscurity overhead, where flickering shadows may play at evening about the rafters?" Henry David Thoreau

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"To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning" Henry David Thoreau

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"There are old heads in the world who cannot help me by their example or advice to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself; but I believe that it is in my power to elevate myself this very hour above the common level of my life." Henry David Thoreau

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"Books, not which afford us a cowering enjoyment, but in which each thought is of unusual daring; such as an idle man cannot read, and a timid one would not be entertained by, which even make us dangerous to existing institution --such call I good books." Henry David Thoreau

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"If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life." Henry David Thoreau

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"When it's time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived." Henry David Thoreau

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"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone." Henry David Thoreau

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"We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn." Henry David Thoreau

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"We shall see but little way if we require to understand what we see. How few things can a man measure with the tape of his understanding! How many greater things might he be seeing in the meanwhile!" Henry David Thoreau

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"You know about a person who deeply interests you more than you can be told. A look, a gesture, an act, which to everybody else is insignificant tells you more about that one than words can." Henry David Thoreau

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"A man's interest in a single bluebird is worth more than a complete but dry list of the fauna and flora of a town." Henry David Thoreau

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"I have lived some thirty-odd years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors." Henry David Thoreau

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"We need only travel enough to give our intellects an airing." Henry David Thoreau

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"Be true to your work, your word, and your friend." Henry David Thoreau

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