Quotation by Henry David Thoreau

The knowledge of an unlearned man is living and luxuriant like a forest, but covered with mosses and lichens and for the most part inaccessible and going to waste; the knowledge of the man of science is like timber collected in yards for public works, which still supports a green sprout here and there, but even this is liable to dry rot.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Journals, entry for Jan. 7, 1851 (1906).
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