Continuation on Walden:
"With consummate skills he has set his trap with a hair spring to catch comfort and independence, and then, as he turned away, got his own leg into it. This is the reason he is poor; and for a similar reason we are all poor in respect to a thousand savage comforts, though surrounded by luxuries." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden. 8/28/2013 8:10 AM. A Wednesday morning.
"The false society of men--for earthly greatness
All heavenly comforts rarefies to air." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden. 8/28/13 8:12 AM.
"And when the farmer has got his house, he may not be the richer but the poorer for it, and it be the house that has got him." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden. 8/28/13 8:15 AM.
"As I understand it, there was a valid objection urged by Momus against the house which Minerva made, that she "had not made it movable, by which means a bad neighborhood might be avoided"; and it may still be urged, for our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them; and the bad neighborhood to be avoided is our own scurvy selves." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden. 8/28/13 8:19 AM.
"I know one or two families, at least, in this town, who, for nearly a generation, have been wishing to sell their houses in the outskirts and move into the village, but have not been able to accomplish it, and only death will set them free." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden. 8/28/13 8:121 AM.
"Men say they know many things;
But lo! they have taken wings-
The arts and sciences,
And a thousand appliances;
The wind that blows
Is all anybody knows." - - Henry David Thoreau, Walden. 8/31/13 12:27 PM. A Friday afternoon.
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