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Quotation by Henry David Thoreau
Under the one word "house" are included the schoolhouse, the almshouse, the jail, the tavern, the dwellinghouse; and the meanest shed or cave in which men live contains elements of all these. But nowhere on the earth stands the entire and perfect house.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Landlord" (1843), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, 153, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
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