If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. —Henry David Thoreau

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If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

naturalist, author, philosopher

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Nancy from Brooklyn NY JULY 14, 2016
So profound and inspiring.

Anonymous OCTOBER 21, 2014
Make something happen for someone else.

Anonymous OCTOBER 14, 2014
COMPASSION CARE FOR ALL CHILDREN VICTIMS OF DISASTERS


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