Monday, March 9, 2009
Thoreau is always right
A constant pleasure of going through the notebooks is finding quotes gleaned from readings. Occasionally, I'll post a few.
Finding quotes by Thoreau I'm reminded that as far as I'm concerned Thoreau is just about always right. And yes, as the photo indicates, Thoreau wrote poetry. This book is claimed to include "every available piece of original verse" that he composed. Should decide to acquire the book, be forewarned, he writest in the style of his time.
Here are a few lines from Henry David Thoreau--none are from the poems.
"Our life is frittered away by detail."
"Those services which the community will most readily pay for, it is most disagreeable to render. You are paid for being something less than a man."
"Read not the times. Read the eternities."
"The community has no bribe that will tempt a wise man."