Tag Archives: Henry David Thoreau

First Principles: There Will Never Be A Really Free and Enlightened State until the State Comes To Recognize the Individual As A Higher and Independent Power

“There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.” – Henry … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Never Look Back Unless You Are Planning To Go That Way

“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.” – Henry David Thoreau    

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Thought For the Day: Goodness Is the Only Investment That Never Fails

“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.” – Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)      

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Thought For the Day: What Is the Use of A House If You Haven’t Got A Tolerable Planet To Put It On?

“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” – Henry David Thoreau    

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Thought For the Day: Music Can Make Us Feel Invulnerable and Related to All of Time

“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.” – Henry David Thoreau     

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Thought For the Day: The World Is But A Canvas To the Imagination

“The world is but a canvas to the imagination.” –  Henry David Thoreau      

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Thought For the Day: Music Makes Us All A Little Immortal

“When I hear music, I fear no danger.  I am invulnerable.   I see no foe.  I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.” – Henry David Thoreau This post dedicated to a blogger who made me … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: You Are the Sculptor of Your Life

“We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and bones.” – Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862) In this present life, what we choose to do and not do; consume and not consume; believe … Continue reading

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Time Spent On the Harvard Classics: Stonehenge – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s biggest long term influence in culture was first and foremost as the leader of the transcendentalist movement in mid-19th century America.  As such, he was seen as championing individualism and a leading critic of the pressures from … Continue reading

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