Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.

 
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Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
  • Born: July 12, 1817
  • Died: May 6, 1862
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Author

Henry David Thoreau was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience" (originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government"), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.