"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and to see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
Henry David Thoreau
(1817-1862) American author, poet, philosopher, polymath, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and transcendentalist
Walden', II, Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
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