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To Emerson and other New England transcendentalists who knew him best, Thoreau often seemed prickly and antisocial. But in his writings he was (and is) a man anyone would treasure as a friend, sounding board, and spiritual advisor — a man who trafficked in that rarest of commodities, the truth. Even now, almost 140 years after his death, his voice remains clear and compell ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published November 2nd 2011 by Dover Publications (first published December 20th 2000)
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James
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Thoreau is presented in this text as quotable and somewhat engaging, though this particular edition does not seem to be as well assembled as Twain's quotes also published as a Dover Thrift Edition. Still, the quotes are fairly well arranged and almost as quotable, in my opinion, as Twain's, though the mix of quotes is, one would expect given their different styles, less likely to elicit a chuckle as Thoreau's quotes show a speaker much more academic, less humorous, and in that way, less engaging ...more
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Jun 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
Everyone needs a little Thoreau now and then. This little book puts the oft-wordy philosopher into smaller, digestible pieces. SOMEDAY I'll read Walden in it's entirety, until then, I get my Thoreau fix in smaller bites with this book.
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Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau) was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, philosopher, and abolitionist who is best known for Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

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