Henry David Thoreau
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Illustrated London Almanack
Henry David's House
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Collected Poems of Henry Thoreau
The Journal of Henry David Thoreau 1837-1861
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The Maine Woods
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I to Myself
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Walden, or Life in the Woods
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is more saddening than an ineffectual and proud intercourse with those
of whom we expect syrnpathy and enouragernent. I repeatedly
find myself drawn toward certain persons but to he disappointed. No concessions which are not radical are the least satisfaction. By rnvself I can live and thrive, but in the society of incompatible friends I starve. To cultivate their society is to cherish a sore which can only be healed by abandoning them. I cannot trust my neighbors whom I know any more than I can trust the law of gravitation and jump off the Cliffs.
The last two Tribunes I have not looked at. I have no time to read newspapers. If you chance to live and move and have your being in that thin stratum in which the events which make the news transpire - thinner than the paper on which it is printed - then these things will fill the world for you; but if you soar above or dive below that plane, you cannot remember nor be reminded of them.
No fields are so barren to me as the men of whom I expect everything but get nothing. In their neighborhood I experience a painful yearning for society, which cannot be satisfied, for the hate is greater than the love.
April 3, 1853
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