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Where is Your Study? By a Creek in the Woods

When a traveler asked Wordsworth’s servant to show him her master’s study, she answered “Here is his library, but his study is out of doors.” Advertisements

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A Little Art and Some Wise Words from Thoreau for the End of the Week

However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest.  The fault-finder will find faults even … Continue reading

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Making Your Attitude

“Men and boys are learning all kinds of trades but how to make men of themselves. They learn to make houses; but they are not so well housed, they are not so contented in their houses, as the woodchucks in … Continue reading

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“The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise”

“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even … Continue reading

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Life, Destruction, and Incidental Use

“A pine cut down, a dead pine, is no more a pine than a dead human carcass is a man. Can he who has discovered only some of the values of whalebone and whale oil be said to have discovered … Continue reading

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