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Quotation by Henry David Thoreau
Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits. Let the most beautiful or the swiftest have it. That should be the "going" price of apples.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Wild Apples" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 297, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
Thoreau alludes here to the Judgment of Paris in Greek mythology.
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