Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Henry David Thoreau (American author, poet, philosopher,abolitionist, naturalist and transcendentalist)
' Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. Books, the oldest and the best, stand naturally and rightfully on the shelves of every cottage. They have no cause of their own to plead, but while they enlighten and sustain the reader his common sense will not refuse them. Their authors are a natural and irresistible aristocracy in every society, and more than kings or emperors, exert an influence on mankind.'
From, Walden ( 1854 ) incidentally one of my favourite books
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