Quotes by Henry David Thoreau

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I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. 
It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.
In times when the government imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also the prison.
The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.
For every ten people who are clipping at the branches of evil, you're lucky to find one who's hacking at the roots.
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much of life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
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