Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

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T.Y. Crowell, 1899 - 350 páginas
 

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This book contains a lot of wisdom. There are sections that are so philosophical and witty, that I couldn't put the book down, but there are also sections that are tedious and too detailed, which ... Ler resenha completa

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It is amazing how different a familiar book over 150 years old looks in facsimile as the earliest readers saw it. I take pleasure in having been able to read the text without all of the ... Ler resenha completa

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Página 93 - I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Página 84 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute.
Página 73 - In short, I am convinced, both by faith and experience, that to maintain one's self on this earth is not a hardship but a pastime, if we will live simply and wisely; as the pursuits of the simpler nations are still the sports of the more artificial. It is not necessary that a man should earn his living by the sweat of his brow, unless he sweats easier than I do.
Página 78 - There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root...
Página 53 - We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas ; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.
Página 341 - I desire to speak somewhere without bounds ; like a man in a waking moment, to men in their waking moments ; for I am convinced that I cannot, exaggerate enough even to lay the foundation of a true expression.
Página 240 - I was surprised to find that the chips were covered with such combatants, that it was not a duellum, but a belhun, a war between two races of ants, the red always pitted against the black, and frequently two red ones to one black. The legions of these Myrmidons covered all the hills and vales in my wood-yard, and the ground was already strewn with the dead and dying, both red and black. It was...
Página 140 - Not to many men surely, the depot, the post-office, the bar-room, the meeting-house, the school-house, the grocery, Beacon Hill, or the Five Points, where men most congregate, but to the perennial source of our life, whence in all our experience we have found that to issue, as the willow stands near the water and sends out its roots in that direction. This will vary with different natures, but this is the place where a wise man will dig his cellar. ... I one evening overtook one of my townsmen, who...
Página 142 - I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Página 342 - Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed and in such desperate enterprises ? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

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