Walden best quotes

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il-besa
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Post by il-besa » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:05 pm

Hola ERErs,

I know that Walden is a classic book that is mentioned here and there in this forum as a pillar of frugal living and out-of-society lifestyle.
I put together a post with my favorites quotes here:

http://www.danielebesana.com/blog/lang/ ... ook-walden
Ciao!

Daniele


gibberade
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Post by gibberade » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:04 am

Reading the book now. With a highlighter.

It's really starting to change my outlook on life.

Here's just one provoking piece of advice from Thoreau: "simplify, simplify simplify".
Here's another one, relevent to ERErs: "by working 6 weeks a year, I could meet all the expenses of living. The whole of my winters, as well as most of my summers, I had free and clear for study."

Amen to that.


Jon
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Post by Jon » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:12 pm

I read Walden in highschool, but I don't remember it leaving much of an impression on me. I'm sure if I read it now having lived life a little I would understand it better. I think its ironic that Walden is often read in American high schools.


Matthew
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Post by Matthew » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:44 am

@il-besa
This is a great collection. I think it included just about all the highlights I remember.


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