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Henry David Thoreau
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His motto according to Littell's Living Age, Volume 120 (T. H. Carter & Company, 1874) by Eliakim Littell and Robert S. Littell, p. 649: "Sobriety, severity, and self-respect, foundation of all true sociality, are his motto."


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Henry David Thoreau
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Born: July 12, 1817

Died: May 6, 1862 (aged 44)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author

Bio: Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, freemason, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist.

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The range of socially permissible and desirable satisfaction is greatly enlarged, but through this satisfaction, the Pleasure Principle is reduced—deprived of the claims which are irreconcilable with the established society. Pleasure, thus adjusted, generates submission.

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