I see young men, my townsmen, whose misfortune it is to have inherited farms, houses, cattle, barns, and farming tools, for these are more easily acquired than gotten rid of. Better if they had been born in the open pasture and suckled by a wolf, that they might have seen with clearer eyes what field they were called to labour in.Rate it:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it

Henry David Thoreau, Walden

US Transcendentalist author (1817 - 1862)

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