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I Like Henry David Thoreau

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    The only better answer being "George Bernard Shaw".  I used those two answers over and over whenever i was stumped trying to get one of those damn brown wedges.But seriously.  Have you read Walden?  Perhaps, my favorite book of all time.
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. ~Henry David Thoreau
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F Mar 24

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    morals and personal beliefs. Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I am a huge Henry David Thoreau fan...my favorite quote: "Happiness is like a butterfly the more you chase it the more it will elude you, but turn your attention to other things...
    adelaider adelaider 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. Henry David Thoreau
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    about inspiration. If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it. - Lucy Larcom You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C. S. Lewis I don...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Apr 5

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    "Children, who play life, discern its true law and relations more clearly than men, who fail to live it worthily, but who think that they are wiser by experience, that is, by...
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    The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. Henry David Thoreau
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    The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. ~ Henry David Thoreau
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    Today ,I opened his book of short stories and saw the story-The Gift of the Magi.I have read it before.The story was initially published in The New York Sunday World under the...
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    Great inventions Henry Ford dies and goes to heaven. At the gates, Saint Peter tells Ford, "Well, you've been such a good guy and your invention of the car changed the world. As...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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    Let's start with removing some grime.... Remove David Koch from the Board of Trustees or the Science Visiting Council for WGBH, a PBS affiliate whose mission is “fostering an...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    “Quentin Tarantino is interested in watching somebody's ear getting cut off; David Lynch is interested in the ear.” -- David Foster Wallace
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    I'm a sucker when it comes to motorcycles. They are just so amazing and tons of fun! I was introduced to the amazing world of motorcycles by my beloved Grandfather. He owns a...
    SimplyZero SimplyZero 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Age is opportunity no less, Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away, The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. ~Henry Wadsworth...
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F Mar 24

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    about morals and personal choices. If we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people to not kill each other? Any country that accepts abortion...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Mar 25

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    about inspiration. It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. - Aristotle Onassis Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    "The first duty of wine is to be red. Don't talk to me of your white wines." - Henry Murger
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Norajean1109 Norajean1109 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Some music really does suck! Henry Rollins
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Believe me every heart has its secret sorrows which the world knows not,, and off times we call a man cold when he is only sad Henry Wadswoth Longfellow
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    I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive. -Henry Miller
    whodidthat1296 whodidthat1296 18-21, M Apr 12

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    1. "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” — Leonardo da Vinci 2. “For every problem there is a solution which is simple, clean and wrong.” — Henry...
    Soossie Soossie 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    “If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.” -- Henry Miller
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    'Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.' - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” Henry Ford
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    "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning...
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. — Henry Ford
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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Three On February 9th, 1943, two weeks after my eighteenth birthday and two weeks early, Robert David...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Mar 24

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    It took me awhile to reach this stage in my life. I like who I am and feel no need to apologize. I am a geek/nerd who loves to dance, laugh loudly and I fangirl over David...
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    my favourite movies are.... Donnie Darko, SLC Punk, The labyrinth (with david bowie duh), Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Kids, The Breakfast Club, House of 1000 corpses, The Devils...
    bongripper1 bongripper1 16-17, F Apr 4

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    1) I'm pansexual. If you don't know what that is, google it. Google is your friend. 2)I have wisdom beyond my years and I feel as though my intelligence is often underestimated. 3...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    Hm....I would like to go to Africa. ;3 "The wild dogs cry out in the night As they grow restless, longing for some solitary company I know that I must do what's right As sure as...
    ladypirate108 ladypirate108 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Forty The next morning, Bobby refused to get up for school. "Don' wanna go," he whimpered. I tried to be...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 15

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Forty-Nine I pretended to be preoccupied and looked up when my husband and son entered the kitchen. Of the...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 day ago

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    I sort of feel accomplished when I do make someone laugh. That means I can be *gasps* funny! :"> More than anything, it just feels good to make people smile and happy! (Gosh, I...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    It's like being lost is where I am perfectly at peace. I love to travel and forget where I am;forget who I am. When there is no tomarrow and yesterday never happened. No true...
    rrevetahw rrevetahw 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Sometimes I wonder, what I could possibly be, if I am a complete outcast to this world filled with humans. They make me feel unhuman, so what the hell am I? Most say I could...
    MythicalSecret MythicalSecret 18-21, F Mar 24

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    The first time I was with an older guy it was amazing. So comfortable, gentle, exciting. I was in my 20's, he was late 40's/early 50's and a retired cop. I am now late 40's and...
    harryspaw harryspaw 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I feel like, what is the point of using profanity when the English language is so vast that we have so many adjectives and verbs. It's just really silly to me. I'm a nerd.
    missquietriot missquietriot 26-30, F Mar 24

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    I love Hemp, cannabis, opportunities and creating wealth. I would like to extend the invitation to join a great movement, and make some money while doing something you enjoy...
    Alzetta Alzetta 46-50, F Mar 24

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    Apologies in advance: this is a longer rant. Most sitcoms disturb & anger me because much of the humor is mean-spirited & involves humiliating other people. I like witty, creative...
    LuminousMotes LuminousMotes 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Well with so many varied interests and hobbies in the past, so much diversity in thought, a very open mind, willingness to listen to others and really try to understand, traveling...
    crazynam321 crazynam321 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Not sure is it a habit, tend to look at their eyes. But I would always avoid eye contact, like turn away when they know that I'm looking at them.
    estles estles 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 24

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    Started when I heard Jezebel, and now I like all of their music from Challenger to Unconditional.
    guitarist410 guitarist410 16-17, M Mar 24

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    I love my children but they drive me absolutely crazy sometimes. I wish that I had a family member or a friend to help when I need it. I need a break from life so badly sometimes...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    If you like someone, set them free. If they come back it means no one liked them... Set them free again 😂😂😂
    Bohemiansoul Bohemiansoul 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    Not like, Love it. Love getting in people personal space and cuddling them or clinging on to them. I cuddle people to show them how much they mean to me. Words can't describe...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    My Indian Nighties Experience. I joined the holiday makers in Tenerife, each on their own balcony, relaxing in the warm evening sun after a day swimming, shopping and sampling the...
    ChrisBloom ChrisBloom 31-35 1 Response Mar 24

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    Jenny gave me a Nightie. Five star Jenny lived up to her rating. She was no bargain basement one night stand. As usual I was attracted to her eyes first and then to her personality...
    ChrisBloom ChrisBloom 31-35 1 Response Mar 24