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Walden

Walden

  

by Henry David Thoreau

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Walden Wisdom Quotes

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Quote #10

Extra vagance! […] I desire to speak somewhere without bounds; like a man in a waking moment, to men in their waking moments, for I am convinced that I cannot exaggerate enough to lay the foundation of a true expression. (Conclusion.7)

Thoreau often uses the metaphor of waking to describe what true enlightenment feels like.

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