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Be a Columbus of the mind!

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 26 February 2005



Be a Columbus of the mind!
WeblogGurteen Knowledge Log
Posted DateSaturday 26 February 2005 11:01 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
PeopleHenry David Thoreau
CountryUnited States

Henry David Thoreau
I sometimes I trip over things on the web, often quotes, that take my breath away. It just happened again with this quote from Henry David Thoreau from his book Walden.
Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought. Every man is the lord of a realm beside which the earthly empire of the Czar is but a petty state, a hummock left by the ice. Yet some can be patriotic who have no self-respect, and sacrifice the greater to the less. They love the soil which makes their graves, but have no sympathy with the spirit which may still animate their clay.
Wow! I wish I had that way with words.

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