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Henry David Thoreau

Walden

Vadim Morozovhas quoted5 years ago
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society. When visitors came in larger and unexpected numbers there was but the third chair for them all
arshadshaikh42has quoted4 years ago
"To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge."
Аляhas quoted8 days ago
Who bol­sters you?
Аляhas quoted8 days ago
that the great­est gen­uine leap, due to hu­man mus­cles alone, on record, is that of cer­tain wan­der­ing Arabs, who are said to have cleared twenty-five feet on level ground.
Аляhas quoted8 days ago
but the ef­fect of our art is merely to make this low state com­fort­able and that higher state to be for­got­ten.
Аляhas quoted8 days ago
We now no longer camp as for a night, but have set­tled down on earth and for­got­ten heaven.
Аляhas quoted8 days ago
But lo! men have be­come the tools of their tools.
Аляhas quoted8 days ago
I think that in the rail­road car we are in­clined to spend more on lux­ury than on safety and con­ve­nience
Amirahas quoted8 days ago
. I have lived some thirty years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syl­la­ble of valu­able or even earnest ad­vice from my se­niors. They have told me noth­ing, and prob­a­bly can­not tell me any­thing to the pur­pose
Аляhas quoted8 days ago
who set the fash­ions which the herd so dili­gently fol­low
Аляhas quoted8 days ago
At present our houses are clut­tered and de­filed with it, and a good house­wife would sweep out the greater part into the dust hole, and not leave her morn­ing’s work un­done. Morn­ing work
Аляhas quoted8 days ago
I do not see in my mind any ret­inue at their heels
Аляhas quoted8 days ago
to be con­tent with less
Аляhas quoted8 days ago
As if one were to wear any sort of coat which the tai­lor might cut out for him, or, grad­u­ally leav­ing off palm-leaf hat or cap of wood­chuck skin, com­plain of hard times be­cause he could not af­ford to buy him a crown!
Аляhas quoted8 days ago
But to con­fine my­self
Аляhas quoted8 days ago
Their con­di­tion only proves what squalid­ness may con­sist with civ­i­liza­tion.
Аляhas quoted8 days ago
for the sake of light
Аляhas quoted8 days ago
the con­di­tion of a very large body of the in­hab­i­tants may not be as de­graded as that of sav­ages.
Аляhas quoted8 days ago
The myr­i­ads who built the pyra­mids to be the tombs of the Pharaohs were fed on gar­lic,
Аляhas quoted8 days ago
The lux­ury of one class is coun­ter­bal­anced by the in­di­gence of an­other.
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