Category Archives: Philosophy

The Peaceful Woods

“I have a great deal of company in my house; especially in the morning, when nobody calls.” Henry David Thoreau, Walden 1854. There is more to visiting than empty talk.

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Books

Books:  “Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. Books, the oldest and the best, stand naturally and rightfully on the shelves of every cottage. They have no cause of their own … Continue reading

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Build Your Foundation

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” Henry David Thoreau, Walden. Build your dream, justify it later…

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Simple Wisdom

“It is never too late to give up your prejudices.” Henry David Thoreau, Walden 1854.

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Thoughts on Labor

The aim of the laborer should be, not to get his living, to get “a good job,” but to perform well a certain work; and, even in a pecuniary sense, it would be economy for a town to pay its … Continue reading

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Real Comforts

“Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.” Henry David Thoreau, Walden. Heavy words when you think about them. I like nice stuff.  … Continue reading

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Dream On

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” Henry David Thoreau, Walden. Take some advice … Continue reading

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