QUOTE (Henry David Thoreau) – May 6

May 6, 2014

English: Portrait by Benjamin D. Maxham (dague...

“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

In honor of Henry David Thoreau, a leading transcendentalist and author of the book Walden, who died on this day in 1862.

This day in History for 6th May


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  1. I love this! Hurrah for Thoreau.

  2. Good advice. Life is what we make it.

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