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Henry David Thoreau
(1817-1862) born on
Jul 12
US essayist, poet, naturalist. He is best known for his description of life at Walden Pond, "Walden," 1854 and his essay "Civil Disobedience," 1849.
         
   
F
The poet is a man who lives at last by watching his moods. An old poet comes at last to watch his moods as narrowly as a cat does a mouse.

R
A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book.
A
We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language.
N
The man who does not betake himself at once and desperately to sawing is called a loafer, though he may be knocking at the doors of heaven all the while.
K
What men call social virtues, good fellowship, is commonly but the virtue of pigs in a litter, which lie close together to keep each other warm.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Journals," 1906, entry for 28 Aug 1851.
R: "Journals," 1906, entry for 28 Dec 1852.
A: "Journals," 1906, entry for 19 Feb 1841.
N: "Journals," 1906, entry for 28 Dec 1852.
K: "Journals," 23 Oct 1852.
   


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