Quotation by Henry David Thoreau

I am still a learner, not a teacher, feeding somewhat omnivorously, browsing both stalk and leaves; but I shall perhaps be enabled to speak with more precision and authority by and by,—if philosophy and sentiment are not buried under a multitude of details.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, May 21, 1856, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 280, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
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