Monday, November 07, 2005

Today's Thoreau rumination

For a man to pride himself on this kind of wealth, as if it enriched him, is as ridiculous as if one struggling in the ocean with a bag of gold on his back should gasp out, “I am worth a hundred thousand dollars!” I see his ineffectual struggles just as plainly, and what it is that sinks him.
Henry David Thoreau
Journal entry of November 5, 1857
(via the Thoreau blog)

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