Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Henry David Thoreau

Some of the best lines that I have read in a long time. These are off Walden by Henry David Thoreau.
"Say what you have to say, not what you ought." He criticizes conformity: "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. By doing these things, men may find happiness and self-fulfillment."

1 comment:

  1. So true! I think the office is the hardest place to say what you honestly think when that could be inappropriate -- for example, when you must interact with colleagues you don't respect! That's one reason I'm happy to be self-employed. It's more true to myself.


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