Henry David Thoreau quote about love from Walden - Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
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Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
 Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854). copy citation

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

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“Drive a nail home and clinch it so faithfully that you can wake up in the night and think of your work with satisfaction,—a work at which you would not be ashamed to invoke the Muse. So will help you God, and so only. Every nail driven should be as another rivet in the machine of the universe, you carrying on the work.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board. The hospitality was as cold as the ices.” source

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