AUTHOR | HENRY DAVID THOREAU



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Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.
Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions are his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern-day environmentalism. His literary style interweaves close natural observation, personal experience, pointed rhetoric, symbolic meanings, and historical lore, while displaying a poetic sensibility, philosophical austerity, and 'Yankee' love of practical detail. He was also deeply interested in the idea of survival


Born: 1817-07-12

Born in: Concord, Massachusetts, United States

Died: 1862-05-06







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As with our colleges, so with a hundred ‘modern impr...

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All men want, not something to do with, but somethin...

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There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil...

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Commonly men will only be brave as their fathers wer...

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Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

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I did not know that mankind were suffering for want ...

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I silently smiled at my incessant good fortune.

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live...

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So thoroughly and sincerely are we compelled to live...

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Like the lake, my serenity is rippled but not ruffled.

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Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The ...

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Not till we are lost, in other words not till we hav...

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Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have ...

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Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we ha...

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When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerab...

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