Henry David Thoreau

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Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862)[1] was an American writer and thinker.

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  • "Men have become the tools of their tools."[2]
Simple: People are being controlled by the things they work with.
  • "Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify."[3]
Simple: Our life is wasted in many small pieces by spending time on small things. Make things simple. Make things simple.


  1. Biography of Henry David Thoreau, American Poems (2000-2007 Gunnar Bengtsson).
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