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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
Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.

R
Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment . . .
A
A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure.
N
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
K
The mass never comes up to the standard of its best member, but on the contrary degrades itself to a level with the lowest.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Journals," 1850.
R: "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers," (Friday), 1849.
A: "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers," (Sunday), 1849.
N: "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers," (Friday), 1849.
K: "Journals," 1906, entry for 14 Mar 1838.
   


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