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I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

by Henry David Thoreau Found in: Ability Quotes,
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The heart is forever inexperienced.

The heart is forever inexperienced.

by Henry David Thoreau Found in: Emotion Quotes,
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Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

by Henry David Thoreau Found in: Success Quotes,
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It's not enough to be busy. The question is: What are we busy about?

It's not enough to be busy. The question is: What are we busy about?

by Henry David Thoreau Found in: Effort Quotes,
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If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, read more

If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

by Henry David Thoreau Found in: Dreams Quotes,
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All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing read more

All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong.

by Henry David Thoreau Found in: Voting Quotes,
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Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

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He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out read more

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.

by Henry David Thoreau Found in: Ability Quotes,
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All good things are cheap: all bad are very dear.

All good things are cheap: all bad are very dear.

by Henry David Thoreau Found in: Worth Quotes,
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A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living read more

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.

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