The novelist Henry David Thoreau died at the age of 44. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
American naturalist, philosopher, and author who is best known for Walden, a literary classic that advocates an uncomplicated life in natural surroundings. He was a key figure in the Transcendentalist movement and was also a prominent abolitionist.
He took courses in rhetoric, classics, philosophy, mathematics, and science at Harvard University, but refused to pay the five dollar fee for his diploma. He published his first essays in the early 1840s, at the urging of his friend and mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson.
His famous political essay, Civil Disobedience, was published in 1849.
How did Henry David Thoreau die?
In May 1862, Thoreau died of the tuberculosis with which he had been periodically plagued since his college years. He left behind large unfinished projects, including a comprehensive record of natural phenomena around Concord, extensive notes on American Indians, and many volumes of his daily journal jottings.
"In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood."Henry David Thoreau
"The universe is wider than our views of it."Henry David Thoreau
"I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born."Henry David Thoreau
"If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen."Henry David Thoreau
"The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency."Henry David Thoreau