Henry David Thoreau Quote

A lady once offered me a mat, but as I had no room to spare within the house, nor time to spare within or without to shake it, I declined it, preferring to wipe my feet on the sod before my door. It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.


The Writings of Henry David Thoreau (ed. 1906)

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A lady once offered me a mat, but as I had no room to spare within the house, nor time to spare within or without to shake it, I declined it,...

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A lady once offered me a mat, but as I had no room to spare within the house, nor time to spare within or without to shake it, I declined it,...

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A lady once offered me a mat, but as I had no room to spare within the house, nor time to spare within or without to shake it, I declined it,...

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A lady once offered me a mat, but as I had no room to spare within the house, nor time to spare within or without to shake it, I declined it,...