The perception of beauty is a moral test. Henry David Thoreau Quotes
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The perception of beauty is a moral test.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American essayist, 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 "Civil Disobedience", an argument for disobedience to an unjust state. 

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Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance, they make the latitudes
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Read the best books first or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

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