Henry David Thoreau on not reacting to every insistent demand

This Henry David Thoreau quote comes from the second chapter of Walden (1854):

If the engine whistles, let it whistle till it is hoarse for its pains. If the bell rings, why should we run? We will consider what kind of music they are like.

It’s never too late to do nothing at all.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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2 Responses to Henry David Thoreau on not reacting to every insistent demand

  1. Contrario says:

    Thoreau never disappoints me.

  2. santitafarella says:

    Nor me.

    —Santi

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