Crayon portrait by Samuel Worcester Rouse (1854)
Quotes of the Day for 12 July 2000 – Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau was born this day in 1817, here are four of my favorites from the sage of Walden Pond.
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City life: millions of people being lonesome together.
The language of excitement is at best picturesque. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
All from Henry David Thoreau
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