Henry David Thoreau: Throw off sleep

“Moral reform is the effort to throw off sleep”—Henry David Thoreau.

Henry David Thoreau: Reality

“Let us settle ourselves, and work and wedge our feet downward through the mud and slush of opinion, and prejudice, and tradition, and delusion, and appearance, that alluvion which covers the globe…till we come to a hard bottom and rocks in place, which we can call reality, and say, This is…”

—Henry David Thoreau, Walden. 

Amos Bronson Alcott: Thought

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English: Photograph of American educator and philosopher Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888). From the NYPL Digital Gallery. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man. ”

Henry David Thoreau: Truth

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.”

Henry David Thoreau, “Walden,” the Conclusion

 

 

 

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English: Henry David Thoreau, photograph taken in August 1861 and published circa 1879, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right. Edited image from Library of Congress item LC-USZ61-361 (b&w film copy neg.). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Henry David Thoreau: Burry words…Brrr…

Henry David Thoreau - Stencil

Henry David Thoreau – Stencil (Photo credit: isobrown)

 

The words of some men are thrown forcibly against you and adhere like burrs. –Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)

 

 

Henry David Thoreau: Conformance

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Lyon henry david thoreau (Photo credit: isobrown)

As to conforming outwardly and living your own life inwardly, I do not think much of that. –Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)

Henry David Thoreau: Justice and injustice

“Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant. ”
Henry David Thoreau

English: Portrait by Benjamin D. Maxham (dague...

English: Portrait by Benjamin D. Maxham (daguerreotype), black and white of Henry David Thoreau in June 1856. The writer-collar post a beard and is dressed in a black frock coat, a white shirt and a black bow tie. Français : Portrait par Benjamin D. Maxham (daguerréotype), en noir et blanc de Henry David Thoreau, en juin 1856. L’écrivain poste une barbe-collier et est habillé d’une redingote noire, d’une chemise blanche et d’un noeud papillon noir. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Persecution and not…

 

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Español: Ralph Waldo Emerson. Français : Ralph Waldo Emerson Italiano: Ralph Waldo Emerson Nederlands: Fotogravure van Ralph Waldo Emerson Português: Ralph Waldo Emerson Русский: Ральф Уолдо Эмерсон Svenska: Ralph Waldo Emerson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. –Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882).

 

 

Henry David Thoreau: Different drummer

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. -Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862).