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Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

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    The process of discovery is very simple. An unwearied and systematic application of known laws to nature causes the unknown to reveal themselves.
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    Man is an animal who more than any other can adapt himself to all climates and circumstances.
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    Will mankind never learn that policy is not morality,—that it never secures any moral right, but considers merely what is expedient? chooses the available candidate,—who is invariably the devil,—and what right have his constituents to be surprised, because the devil does not behave like an angel of light? What is wanted is men, not of policy, but of probity,—who recognize a higher law than the Constitution, or the decision of the majority.
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    Years were not required for a revolution of public opinion; days, nay hours, produced marked changes in this case.
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    There should always be some flowering and maturing of the fruits of nature in the cooking process.
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