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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
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 . . .

R
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
A
The volatile truth of our words should continually betray the inadequacy of the residual statement.
N
But lo! men have become the tools of their tools.
K
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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