One-minute review: Contains some of Thoreau’s memorable statements.
“I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any more time for that one.” ………. “I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” ………. “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.” ………. “The commonest sense is the sense of men asleep, which they express by snoring.” ………. “If a man does not keep pace with his companion, perhaps he hears a different drummer.” ………. “Say what you have to say, not what you ought.” ………. “The fault-finder will find faults even in
Memorable ideas and words. Thoreau is the cheerleader for mankind.
Great Essays. Ed. Houston Peterson.
What is an essay? “They are all prefaces. A preface is nothing but a talk with the reader; and they [essays] do nothing else.” Charles Lamb.