Henry David Thoreau
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Quiet Your Mind
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mean your life is, meet it and live; do not shun it and call it hard
names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are
richest. The faultfinder will find
faults even in paradise.
Love your life, poor as it is. You may perchance have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man's house. The snow melts before its door as early in the spring.
Cultivate poverty like sage, like a garden herb. Do not trouble yourself to get new things, whether clothes or friends. That is dissipation. Turn the old; return to them. Things do not change; we change. If I were confined to a corner in a garret all my days, like a spider, the world would be just as large to me while I had my thoughts.
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