Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Quote: "The Mass of Men..."

"The Mass of Men Lead Lives of Quiet Desperation"

WaldenHenry David Thoreau    in Walden   

It's a quote I read a long time ago somewhere or the other and it stuck. Reading an article about progress in this week's Economist reminded me of it, and I dug it up on the web.

It sounds morbid, and I guess it is, but if you read it as a statement of fact rather than despair then it is also refreshingly liberating. Or so it seems to me.

Here are some more quotes from him - some  good ones in there.


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