Thursday, September 23, 2010

Henry David Thoreau

John Muir, Farley Mowat and Eustace Conway, some of my hero's, are constantly quoting Henry David Thoreau. So I thought I better give him a read. I've started "Walden", and have already been blown away in the first chapter. I'll share some words that hit home from Henry as I read through the book.

"If you have any enterprise before you, try it in your old clothes. All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be. Perhaps we should never procure a new suit, however ragged or dirty the old, until we have so conducted, so enterprised or sailed in some way, that we feel like new men in the old, and that to retain it would be like keeping new wine in old bottles."

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