Henry David Thoreau Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


Sometimes called the first environmentalist, Thoreau, born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts, was mentored by the Transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson and Bronson Alcott, his neighbors. His book Walden, about the two years he spent living in a hut he had built himself on Emerson’s woodlot at Walden Pond, has become a classic of American literature for its introspection blended with natural history. His Civil Disobedience, written as an explanation of his non-payment of taxes as a protest against the Mexican-American war, is still influential, and his books on his journeys to Maine, Canada and Cape Cod go much deeper than mere travelogues. Thoreau is also credited with the invention of raisin bread.

Greg Bover

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3 Responses to Henry David Thoreau Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

  1. Fredrik Bodin says:

    This was great Greg. I’ve read Thoreau’s Walden Pond and Cape Cod books, and really enjoyed them. Your post spurred me to read about the Mexican-American War (1846 – 1848): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican–American War. It’s so interesting to live in a region frequented by Emerson and Thoreau.

  2. gregbover says:

    Thanks, Fred. I am especially thankful for the raisin bread.

  3. Patti Amaral says:

    So true and I just love raisin bread

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