Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A wisdom

"Actually, the laboring man has not leisure for a true integrity day by day.... We should feed and clothe him gratuitously sometimes, and recruit him with our cordials, before we judge of him. The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly."

--Henry David Thoreau, "Walden"

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