Henry David Thoreau Quote

To him whom contemplates a trait of natural beauty, no harm nor despair can come. The doctrines of despair, spiritual or political servitude, were never taught by those who shared the serenity of Nature. For each phase of Nature, though not invisible, is yet not too distinct or obtrusive. It is there to be found when we look for it, but not too demanding of our attention.


Thoreau on Nature: Sage Words on Finding Harmony with the Natural World (ed. 2015)

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