Henry David Thoreau quote about living from Walden - To be awake is to be alive.
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To be awake is to be alive.
 Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854). copy citation

Author Henry David Thoreau
Source Walden
Topic living awakening
Date 1854
Language English
Weblink https://www.gutenberg.org/files/205/205-h/205-h.htm


“If they had not been overcome with drowsiness, they would have performed something. The millions are awake enough for physical labor; but only one in a million is awake enough for effective intellectual exertion, only one in a hundred millions to a poetic or divine life. To be awake is to be alive. I have never yet met a man who was quite awake. How could I have looked him in the face?
We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep.” source

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