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Quotation by Henry David Thoreau
Write while the heat is in you.... The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Journals, entry for Feb. 10, 1852 (1906).
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