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... we should be men first, and subjects afterward.


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Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
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We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being.
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We need only travel enough to give our intellects an airing.
Henry David Thoreau

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
Henry David Thoreau

It is in vain to dream of a wildness distant from ourselves. There is none such. It is the bog in our brains and bowels, the primitive vigor of Nature in us, that inspires that dream. I shall never find in the wilds of Labrador a greater wildness than in some recess of Concord.
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Four things to think about. 1. Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes. 2. Let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred. 3. Keep three chairs in your house. One for solitude, two for friendship, three for society. 4. To preserve your relationship to nature, make your life more moral, more pure, more innocent.
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