Quotation by Henry David Thoreau

Unless the human race perspire more than I do, there is no occasion to live by the sweat of their brow. If men cannot get on without money (the smallest amount will suffice), the truest method of earning it is by working as a laborer at one dollar per day. You are least dependent so; I speak as an expert, having used several kinds of labor.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, May 19, 1848, to Horace Greeley, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 171, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
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