by Henry David Thoreau

Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.




Note: National Simplicity Day is observed on July 12th in his honor. Thoreau was an advocate for living a life of simplicity.

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Henry David Thoreau
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