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Henry David Thoreau

“Spending of the best part of one's life earning money in order to enjoy questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it, reminds me of the Englishman who went to India to make a fortune first, in order that he might return to England and live the life of a poet. He should have gone up garret at once.”


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Walden and Other Writings (Modern Library Classics) Walden and Other Writings by Henry David Thoreau
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