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half-world-wants-to-be-like-thoreau-worrying-about-noise-traffic-on-way-up-to-boston-other-half-use-up-their-lives-being-part-that-noise-i-like-franz-kline
ultimately-i-found-my-instincts-mirrored-in-line-from-thoreau-my-needle-always-settles-between-west-southsouthwest-the-future-lies-that-way-to-me-earth-seems-more-exhausted-riche
unlike-muir-thoreau-mccandless-went-into-wilderness-not-primarily-to-ponder-nature-world-at-large-but-rather-to-explore-inner-country-his-own-soul-jon-krakauer
76. David Hume - Treatise on Human Nature; Essays Moral and Political; An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding 77. Jean-Jacques Rousseau - On the Origin of Inequality; On the Political Economy; Emile - or, On Education, The Social Contract 78. Laurence Sterne - Tristram Shandy; A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy 79. Adam Smith - The Theory of Moral Sentiments; The Wealth of Nations 80. Immanuel Kant - Critique of Pure Reason; Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals; Critique of Practical Reason; The Science of Right; Critique of Judgment; Perpetual Peace 81. Edward Gibbon - The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; Autobiography 82. James Boswell - Journal; Life of Samuel Johnson, Ll.D. 83. Antoine Laurent Lavoisier - Traite e‰lementaire de Chimie (Elements of Chemistry) 84. Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison - Federalist Papers 85. Jeremy Bentham - Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation; Theory of Fictions 86. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust; Poetry and Truth 87. Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier - Analytical Theory of Heat 88. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - Phenomenology of Spirit; Philosophy of Right; Lectures on the Philosophy of History 89. William Wordsworth - Poems 90. Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Poems; Biographia Literaria 91. Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice; Emma 92. Carl von Clausewitz - On War 93. Stendhal - The Red and the Black; The Charterhouse of Parma; On Love 94. Lord Byron - Don Juan 95. Arthur Schopenhauer - Studies in Pessimism 96. Michael Faraday - Chemical History of a Candle; Experimental Researches in Electricity 97. Charles Lyell - Principles of Geology 98. Auguste Comte - The Positive Philosophy 99. Honore de Balzac - Pe¨re Goriot; Eugenie Grandet 100. Ralph Waldo Emerson - Representative Men; Essays; Journal 101. Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter 102. Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy in America 103. John Stuart Mill - A System of Logic; On Liberty; Representative Government; Utilitarianism; The Subjection of Women; Autobiography 104. Charles Darwin - The Origin of Species; The Descent of Man; Autobiography 105. Charles Dickens - Pickwick Papers; David Copperfield; Hard Times 106. Claude Bernard - Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine 107. Henry David Thoreau - Civil Disobedience; Walden 108. Karl Marx - Capital; Communist Manifesto 109. George Eliot - Adam Bede; Middlemarch 110. Herman Melville - Moby-Dick; Billy Budd 111. Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment; The Idiot; The Brothers Karamazov 112. Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary; Three Stories 113. Henrik Ibsen - Plays 114. Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace; Anna Karenina; What is Art?; Twenty-Three Tales 115. Mark Twain - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; The Mysterious Stranger 116. William James - The Principles of Psychology; The Varieties of Religious Experience; Pragmatism; Essays in Radical Empiricism 117. Henry James - The American; The Ambassadors 118. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra; Beyond Good and Evil; The Genealogy of Morals;The Will to Power 119. Jules Henri Poincare - Science and Hypothesis; Science and Method 120. Sigmund Freud - The Interpretation of Dreams; Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis; Civilization and Its Discontents; New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis 121. George Bernard Shaw - Plays and Prefaces

Mortimer J. Adler
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im-going-to-paraphrase-thoreau-here-rather-than-love-than-money-than-faith-than-fame-than-fairness-give-me-truth-jon-krakauer
Like the bear who went over the mountain, I went out to see what I could see. And, I might as well warn you, like the bear, all I could see was the other side of the mountain: more of same. I propose to keep here what Thoreau called 'a meteorological journal of the mind,' telling some tales and describing some of the sights of this rather tamed valley, and exploring, in fear and trembling, some of the unmapped dim reaches and unholy fastnesses to which those tales and sights dizzyingly lead. I am no scientist. I explore the neighborhood. Some unwonted, taught pride diverts us from our original intent, which is to explore the neighborhood, view the landscape, to discover at least where it is that we have been set down, if we can't learn why. So I think about the valley. It is my leisure as well as my work, a game. It is a fierce game I have joined because it is being played anyway, a game of both skill and chance, played against an unseen adversary- the conditions of time-in which the payoffs, which may suddenly arrive in a blast of light at any moment, might as well come to me as anyone else. I risk getting stuck on the board, so to speak, unable to move in any direction, which happens enough; and I risk the searing, exhausting nightmares that plunder rest and force me face down all night long in some muddy ditch seething with hatching insects and crustaceans. But if I can bear the nights, the days are a pleasure. I walk out; I see something, some event that would otherwise have been utterly missed and lost; or something sees me, some enormous power brushes me with its clean wing and I resound like a beaten bell.

Annie Dillard
like-bear-who-went-over-mountain-i-went-out-to-see-what-i-could-see-and-i-might-as-well-warn-you-like-bear-all-i-could-see-was-other-side-mountain-more-same-i-propose-to-keep-her
thoreau-went-to-woods-i-went-to-mats-chris-matakas
thoreau-was-idiot-bill-bryson
Nature of the Desire for Change: There is in us a tendency to locate the shaping forces of our existence outside ourselves. Success and failure are unavoidably related in our minds with the state of things around us. Hence it is that people with a sense of fulfillment think it a good world and would like to conserve it as it is, while the frustrated favor radical change. The tendency to look for all causes outside ourselves persists even when it is clear that our state of being is the product of personal qualities such as ability, character, appearance, health and so on. 'If anything ail a man, ' says Thoreau, 'so that he does not perform his functions, if he have a pain in his bowels even ... he forthwith sets about reforming-the world.' It is understandable that those who fail should incline to blame the world for their failure. The remarkable thing is that the successful, too, however much they pride themselves on their foresight, fortitude, thrift and other 'sterling qualities, ' are at bottom convinced that their success is the result of a fortuitous combination of circumstances. The self-confidence of even the consistently successful is never absolute. They are never sure that they know all the ingredients which go into the making of their success. The outside world seems to them a precariously balanced mechanism, and so long as it ticks in their favor they are afraid to tinker with it. Thus the resistance to change and the ardent desire for it spring from the same conviction, and the one can be as vehement as the other.

Eric Hoffer
nature-desire-for-change-there-is-in-us-tendency-to-locate-shaping-forces-our-existence-outside-ourselves-success-failure-are-unavoidably-related-in-our-minds-with-state-things-a
somehow-i-had-learned-from-thoreau-who-doubtless-learned-it-from-confucius-that-if-man-comes-to-do-his-own-good-for-you-then-must-you-flee-that-man-save-yourself-pearl-s-buck
give-me-bottle-hard-cider-bowl-peterson-irish-oak-in-my-neerup-pipe-please-above-all-give-my-henry-david-thoreaus-wild-apples-do-that-you-will-see-man-contented-nicholas-trandahl
when-ralph-waldo-emerson-visited-thoreau-in-jail-asked-what-are-you-doing-in-there-it-was-reported-that-thoreau-replied-what-are-you-doing-out-there-howard-zinn
one-strongest-contemporary-conventions-is-that-comparing-to-thoreau-every-writer-who-has-been-as-far-out-house-as-mailbox-wendell-berry
parents-often-give-middle-names-just-that-later-when-theyre-yelling-at-kid-they-can-drag-it-out-henry-david-thoreau-you-come-in-here-this-instant-paul-reiser
the-real-america-that-whitman-proclaimed-thoreau-decoded-allen-ginsberg
when-youre-reading-thoreau-you-look-at-hollywood-differently-let-me-tell-ya-emile-hirsch
we-have-more-more-ways-to-communicate-as-thoreau-noted-but-less-less-to-say-pico-iyer
its-hard-for-modern-generation-to-understand-thoreau-who-lived-beside-pond-but-didnt-own-water-skis-snorkel-loudon-wainwright-iii
i-have-many-favorite-writers-its-hard-to-select-few-classic-writers-i-have-always-admired-emily-dickinson-henry-david-thoreau-joyce-carol-oates
circumstantial-evidence-is-occasionally-convincing-as-when-you-find-trout-in-milk-to-quote-thoreaus-example
the-other-thing-that-happened-in-1883-was-my-reading-thoreaus-walden
i-grew-up-in-belle-harbor-which-is-in-new-york-city-but-it-has-most-powerful-sense-nature-seasons-it-wasnt-even-beach-water-i-just-dreamt-about-everything-that-had-to-do-with-nat
public-school-was-never-in-business-to-produce-thoreau-it-is-in-business-to-produce-man-like-richard-nixon-even-more-population-like-one-which-could-elect-him
civil-disobedience-has-almost-always-been-about-expression-generally-its-nonviolent-as-defined-by-henry-david-thoreau-gandhi-king
thoreau-points-out-clearly-that-civil-disobedience-gets-its-moral-authority-by-willingness-to-suffer-penalties-from-disobeying-law-even-if-you-think-that-law-is-unjust
i-would-say-gary-snyder-who-is-from-my-part-world-as-poet-environmental-thinker-will-be-read-just-as-henry-thoreau-as-john-muir-will-continue-to-be-read
i-like-story-about-henry-david-thoreau-who-when-he-was-on-his-death-bed-his-family-sent-for-minister-the-minister-said-henry-have-you-made-your-peace-with-god-thoreau-said-i-didn
henry-david-thoreau-was-oddball-job-quitter-neer-do-well-who-evolved-into-bearded-sage-literature-natural-history-civil-liberties
im-no-thoreau
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