March 4, 2011

Interlude: Thoreau

They who know no purer sources of truth, who have traced up its stream no higher, stand, and wisely stand, by the Bible and the Constitution, and drink at it there with reverence and humility; but they who behold where it comes trickling into this lake or that pool, gird up their loins once more, and continue their pilgrimage toward its fountain-head.   -- Henry David Thoreau, "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience"

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