Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Thoreau quote about toolsThoreau quote about character“”What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” ~Henry David Thoreau

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
Henry David Thoreau

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
Henry David Thoreau

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

“Things do not change; we change.” ― Henry David Thoreau

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.”
Henry David Thoreau

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“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”
Henry David Thoreau

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For over twenty-five years, I've taught elementary grades, high school, and county special education classes. Now I am a field supervisor for teachers working toward their teaching credentials. I also teach writing classes in Dublin and Pleasanton, California. I have won 5 awards in short story contests, My stories are published in The California Writers Club Literary Review, and several anthologies including four times in Las Positas College collections. I have several book projects, but the two that have my immediate attention are HADA'S FOG, which is women's fiction, LILLI, a YA novel, and NORMAN IN THE PICTURE, a paranormal mystery. I have published an anthology WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES that includes writings from members of my writing classes and other writers. It's available on Amazon and Kindle.

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