Questions tagged [walden]

For questions about "Walden; or Life in the Woods", the book by Walter David Thoreau. Use in conjunction with [walter-david-thoreau].

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What is meant by this quote from Walden?

In the first chapter of Walden; or Life in the Woods, Thoreau says: What everybody echoes or in silence passes by as true to-day may turn out to be falsehood tomorrow, mere smoke of opinion, which ...
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Who is Thoreau quoting (or paraphrasing) here in Walden?

The passage in question is in Walden's conclusion: The philosopher said "From an army of three divisions one can take away its general, and put it in disorder; from the man the most abject and ...