Walden by Henry David Thoreau Essay

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Quote | Page # | Respect for intuitions: “In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism…” | 1 | Withdrawal from labor and competition:“I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from my neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord.” | 1 | Pursuit of a critical, solitary lifestyle: “Some have asked me what I got to eat; if I did not feel lonesome; if I was not afraid; and the like.” | 1 | Consciousness of the disproportion between a person’s facilities and work provided for them. ““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.” | 57 | Repel…show more content…
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.” | 96 | United with ever trait and talent of beauty and power:“Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.” | 149 | Idealistic:“I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.” | 102 | Admits the limitations of the senses:“A written word is the choicest of relics. It is something at once more intimate with us and more universal than any other work of art. It is the work of art nearest to life itself.” | 42 | Respects the government only so far as it reinforces the law of their minds: “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” | 84 | Accepts spiritual doctrine: “My greatest skill in life has been to want but little” | 29 | Even though their participation in society is out of character, they choose to participate as dissidents. “We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unemployable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, surveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” | 213 | Reject routine,
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