“How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?”
- Walden, Henry Thoreau
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“No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof. What every body echoes or in silence passes by as true to-day may turn out to be falsehood tomorrow, mere smoke of opinion, which some had trusted for a cloud that would sprinkle fertilizing rain on their fields…Age is no better, hardly so well, qualified for an instructor as youth, for it has not profited so much as it has lost.