"Henry David Thoreau" was an American author, poet, philosopher, Abolitionism in the United States/abolitionist, Natural history/naturalist, tax resistance/tax resister, development criticism/development critic, surveying/surveyor, and historian. A leading Transcendentalism/transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous writers! More Henry David Thoreau on Wikipedia.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.Henry David Thoreau