Henry David Thoreau — American Author born on July 12, 1817, died on May 06, 1862

Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government, an argument for disobedience to an unjust state... (wikipedia)

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.

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