Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thought for the Day

The longest silence is the most pertinent question
most pertinently put. Emphatically silent. 
The most important question, whose answers concern
 us more than any, are never put in any other way.
~ Henry David Thoreau, January 4, 1851, Journal Entry*

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Henry David Thoreau at American Transcendentalism Web

Profile in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Thoreau Reader

The Thoreau Society

Friends of Walden Pond

Life With Principle: Thoreau's Voice in Our Time

* The Journal of Henry D. Thoreau in Fourteen Volumes Bound as Two, Volumes I-VII, 1837 - October, 1855 on GoogleBooks

A Year in Thoreau's Journal 1851 on GoogleBooks

3 comments:

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Stopping by from SW. Thoreau is my favorite writer.

S. Etole said...

Will have to think on this one.

nance marie said...

and the question is...

A. what's for supper?
B. are we there yet?
C. how are you today?
D. where's my other sock?