How many roads must a man walk down
Insights, musings, lessons, and plain old rambling from the school of hard knocks
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Quote: "The Mass of Men..."
"The Mass of Men Lead Lives of Quiet Desperation"
Henry David Thoreau
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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