Naturalist and philosopher Thoreau's timeless essays on the role of humanity -- in the world of nature, and in society and government.
A concise introduction that gives readers important background information
A chronology of the author's life and work
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It is never too late to give up our prejudices. No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof....more
But how happens it that he who is said to enjoy these things is so commonly a poor civilized man, while the savage, which has them not, is rich as a savage? The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
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