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Quotation by Henry David Thoreau
Probably if our lives were more conformed to nature, we should not need to defend ourselves against her heats and colds, but find her our constant nurse and friend, as do plants and quadrupeds.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "A Winter Walk" (1843), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, pp. 166-167, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
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