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Quotation by Henry David Thoreau
We have got to know what both life and death are, before we can begin to live after our own fashion. Let us be learning our a-b- c's as soon as possible.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, December 19, 1854, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 242, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
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