He Said That? 1/17/18

From Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian.

I did not know that mankind were suffering for want of gold. I have seen a little of it. I know that it is very malleable, but not so malleable as wit. A grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a grain of wisdom.

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2 responses to “He Said That? 1/17/18

  1. This is what you’d expect of a hippie who lived next to a lake.

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  2. And whose mother and sister brought him all his meals and did his laundry. What a fraud…

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