Henry David Thoreau Quote

If you would get money as a writer or lecturer, you must be popular, which is to go down perpendicularly.... You are paid for being something less than a man. The state does not commonly reward a genius any more wisely. Even the poet laureate would rather not have to celebrate the accidents of royalty. He must be bribed with a pipe of wine; and perhaps another poet is called away from his muse to gauge that very pipe.


A Yankee in Canada: With Anti-slavery and Reform Papers (ed. 1866)

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If you would get money as a writer or lecturer, you must be popular, which is to go down perpendicularly.... You are paid for being something less...

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If you would get money as a writer or lecturer, you must be popular, which is to go down perpendicularly.... You are paid for being something less...

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If you would get money as a writer or lecturer, you must be popular, which is to go down perpendicularly.... You are paid for being something less...

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If you would get money as a writer or lecturer, you must be popular, which is to go down perpendicularly.... You are paid for being something less...