Quotation by Henry David Thoreau

As for doing good, that is one of the professions which are full. Moreover, I have tried it fairly, and ... am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden, "Economy," (1854).

Thoreau added, "If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life."
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