Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Thought for the Day

The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad, and if I repent of any thing, it is very likely to be my good behavior. What demon possessed me that I behaved so well? You may say the wisest thing you can old man,––you who have lived seventy years, not without honor of a kind,––I hear an irresistible voice which invites me away from all that. One generation abandons the enterprises of another like stranded vessels.

-Henry David Thoreau, from Walden, "Economy," p. 13.


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