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Dreams ~ Henry David Thoreau

January 19, 2014.Oliver.0 Likes.2 Comments

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment:
that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

He will put some things behind,
will pass an invisible boundary;
new, universal, and more liberal laws
will begin to establish themselves around and within him;
or the old laws be expanded,
and interpreted in his favour in a more liberal sense,
and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings.

In proportion as he simplifies his life,
the laws of the universe will appear less complex,
and solitude will not be solitude,
nor poverty poverty,
nor weakness weakness.

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 in “Walden”

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Comments (2)

  • Maria Ana . July 19, 2015 . Reply

    Thank you for publishing this quote. I just found it at a time when it was needed most. I just started exploring your site – the journey will continue.

    • (Author) Oliver . May 3, 2016 . Reply

      Hello Maria Ana, many thanks for leafing through Coffee-Stained Journal and leaving such a wonderful comment!
      Your message reached me during a long journey through South America. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the mood and moments to take care of my blog during this time.
      However, I hope your personal journey continues and that you find inspiration wherever you are and go…
      Best wishes and take care!

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