Thursday, February 17, 2011

Quoting Thoreau

According to Wikipedia, Henry David Thoreau was "an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher and leading transcendentalist." He is quite an interesting man. You can read more about him here.

14 comments:

KaHolly said...

He had some amazing insight, didn't he? Great illustration of his quote! ~karen

Sharon said...

I believe he would have a hard time living - today!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Denise, I always liked Henry David Thoreau... That quote is awesome... I love the wilderness (just being out in nature)... That truly is the preservation of the world..

I try to get out in nature as often as possible. It just makes me feel so good!!!!

Hope you all do get to Biltmore someday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cloudia said...

Finding WALDEN as a child changed my life I'm sure-




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Linda Reeder said...

I have never studied Thoreau. Maybe I should.

Kay said...

What an amazing man. I didn't know much about him before. This was very interesting.

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for the link, it's very interesting!
Léia

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

i have been thinking of rereading some of his stuff. i hadn't read him since high school way back when the earth's crust was solidifying.

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

I've never read a comment from Thoreau that I have disagreed with. He was quite a real human being.

i beati said...

Keeping me sane...

Cher' Shots said...

I love nature. Although he was known as anti-government in his time I agree in that there is no harm in learning to be self sufficient.
'hugs from afar'

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

Thoreau is one of my favorite writers. I have read his book Walden and it inspired me to live simply and get close to nature. I consider it a great book.

Janie said...

Thoreau would have made a great modern day environmentalist. We need more folks with his vision and insight.

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