I went to the woods because… (Walden 56)

Thoreau's famous quotation, near his cabin site at Walden Pond. Wikimedia Commons

Thoreau’s famous quotation, near his cabin site at Walden Pond. Wikimedia Commons

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

— Henry David Thoreau, “Where I lived and What I Lived For,” Walden

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