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Henry David Thoreau
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A Week on the Concord and Marrimack Rivers (1849)
Henry David Thoreau
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Sometimes misquoted as "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Journal, August 5, 1851
Henry David Thoreau
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Letter to Harrison Gray Otis Blake, March 27, 1848
Henry David Thoreau
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Walden (1854). Sometimes misquoted as "Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air..."


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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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