Simplify, Simplify and Other Quotations from Henry David Thoreau
One of America's best-loved and most-quoted thinkers, Henry David Thoreau has influenced writers around the world. The broad sweep of his thought has made him an inspiration to others as well: Thoreau's reflections on civil disobedience and on the resilience of the human spirit have served as scripture to environmentalists, antiwar activists, and protesters seeking social justice in many areas. Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rachel Carson are only a few who have found guidance in his words. Simplify, Simplify distills Thoreau's massive body of work into 750 of his most profound ideas on subjects ranging from the ecology movement to English literature, from Confucius to John Milton. In this easy-to-use, subject-by-subject compendium are the most memorable passages from Walden, from his essay "Civil Disobedience", and from many of his other published writings. Simplify, Simplify provides Thoreau's insights into human destiny and human nature; his comments on integrity, morality, and truthfulness; his statements on independence, conformity, and self-reliance. Editor K. P. Van Anglen provides an informative introduction to Thoreau's life and work and a bibliography for those who wish to read further.
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