by Henry David Thoreau
Walden Happiness Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Essay.Paragraph)
This is a delicious evening, when the whole body is one sense, and imbibes delight through every pore. (Solitude.1)
Nature is a source of sensory pleasure. Thoreau's word choices – for instance, "delicious" and "imbibes" – help us to further grasp that feeling.
Nothing can rightly compel a simple and brave man to a vulgar sadness. While I enjoy the friendship of the seasons, nothing can make life a burden to me. (Solitude.4)
Thoreau can seem resolutely cheerful. Is it really possible that nothing can make life a burden? Is he indifferent to the genuine pain and suffering that many people experience?