Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Walden. Significant Sentences. Continued.

Significant Sentences: Walden. Thoreau. (Continued)

"I am wont to think that men are not so much the keepers of herds as herds are the keepers of men." p. 367.

"For my greatest skill has been to want but little." p. 377.

"If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design for doing me good, I should run for my life...." p. 381.

"For a man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone." p. 387.

"To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts." p. 394.

"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." p. 294.

"Our life is frittered away by detail." p. 395.

"...all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea." p. 397.

" which I seriously think a ready wit might write a twelvemonth or twelve years beforehand with sufficient accuracy." p. 397.

"For what are the classics but the noblest recorded thoughts of man?" p. 403.

"Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written." p. 403.

"...and soar but little higher in our intellectual flights than the columns of the daily paper." p. 408.

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