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Was Thoreau Just a Slacker and a Hypocrite?

Few writers have had reputations so unfairly maligned by cynical character assassination as Henry David Thoreau. A masterful new biography rescues him from these shallow attacks.
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Henry David Thoreau the Buddhist?

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This quote from the great early American writer, Henry David Thoreau sounds very similar to something you'd hear said in Buddhism. Perhaps the similarity stems from Thoreau's transcendental beliefs. ~I bow to the Buddha within all b...

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Asked once why he was so eternally curious, Thoreau said, “What else is there in life?” In “Henry David Thoreau: A Life,” Laura Dassow Walls explores his vision.

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1. You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one. – Henry David Thoreau 2. If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. – Henry David Thoreau 3. ...

Henry David Thoreau’s Radical Optimism

US Politics / Liberal : The New Republic

Henry David Thoreau was callous to others’ misfortune, puritanical, misanthropic, adolescent, hypocritical, “as parochial as he was egotistical,” and morally despotic, according to the New Yorker staff wr

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