Quotes by Henry David Thoreau, Wednesday, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.

Henry David Thoreau, Wednesday, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

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My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.

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