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Quotation by Henry David Thoreau
Books can only reveal us to ourselves, and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, April 26, 1857, to B.B. Wiley, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, pp. 300-301, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
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