Monday, October 03, 2005


Making a Living

Henry David Thoreau, Journal (February 18, 1851):
Cold and hunger seem more friendly to my nature than those methods which men have adopted and advise to ward them off. If it were not that I desire to do something here, -- accomplish some work, -- I should certainly prefer to suffer and die rather than be at the pains to get a living by the modes men propose.

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