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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.
He who is only a traveler learns things at second-hand and by the halves, and is poor authority. We are most interested when science reports what those men already know practically or instinctively, for that alone is a true humanity . . .

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
The volatile truth of our words should continually betray the inadequacy of the residual statement.
But lo! men have become the tools of their tools.
Absolutely speaking, Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you is by no means a golden rule, but the best of current silver. An honest man would have but little occasion for it. It is golden not to have any rule at all in such a case.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Walden," "Higher Laws," 1854.
R: "Walden," "Economy," 1854.
A: "Walden," "Conclusion," 1854.
N: "Walden," "Economy," 1854.
K: "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers," (Sunday), 1849.

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