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  • Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. ~Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau

Jim Schmid's Trail Quote of the Day #893- March 24, 2018

A town is saved, not more by the righteous men in it than by the woods and swamps that surround it. A township where one primitive forest waves above while another primitive forest rots below—such a town is fitted to raise not only corn and potatoes, but poets and philosophers for the coming ages. 85 more words

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For Friday, March 23, 2018:

… [I]f one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours … If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. 11 more words

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"Sit down, you're rocking the boat"*

Funny story: when I was returning from my trip east on Tuesday, my carryon bag was detained when it went through security at BWI. I had to wait while another TSA agent came over to check things out. 264 more words

Henry David Thoreau

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.


You learn that if you sit down in the woods and wait, something happens.

-Henry David Thoreau



For a year or two past, my publisher, falsely so called, has been writing from time to time to ask what disposition should be made of the copies of “A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers” still on hand, and at last suggesting that he had use for the room they occupy in his cellar.

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