Friday, August 23, 2013

Thoreau: We Still Have Choices

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation….When we consider what, to use the words of the catechism, is the true end of man, and what are the true necessaries and means of life, it appears as if men had deliberately chosen the common mode of living because they preferred it to any other. Yet they honestly think there is no choice left. But alert and healthy natures remember that the sun rose clear. It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden. (New York: Modern Library, 2000) p. 8. (Boldface is my addition)

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