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Henry David Thoreau Quote

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Henry David Thoreau

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


14 responses to “Henry David Thoreau Quote”

  1. That’s a beautiful analogy. I find happiness can be very unexpected as well.

  2. I totally agree with that especially on the aspect of romantic love. The more I chase it the more it eludes me.

  3. I agree yet I also disagree. In my eyes it simply means be natural. Do not force it but do not be lazy either.

  4. You are right with this,the more we need a thing urgently,the more it elude us. I will have to focus on other things then and let nature run its course.

  5. This is a simple principle that a lot of people fail to heed to. I believe that happiness is a state of mind.

  6. I’m so agreeing with this man..chasing happiness is not a wise decision..focussing on your passion and life will attract happiness

  7. I totally agree with Henry’s quote, the more you try to chase happiness the more it eludes. Just concentrate o living and happiness will ind you.

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