Beard of Action: Henry David Thoreau


I went to the woods [and grew a beard] because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary.

— Henry David Thoreau, Walden


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5 responses to “Beard of Action: Henry David Thoreau

  1. HDT is one of my all time heroes. His beard is a thing of classic wonder.

  2. northernmalewhite

    ah yes. excellent.

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