The novelist Henry David died at the age of 44. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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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 and his two older siblings grew up in Concord, Massachusetts as the children of pencil maker John Thoreau and his wife, Cynthia Dunbar. Henry David Thoreau later built a house in the woods and lived alone in natural surroundings, an experiment that inspired his literary masterpiece, Walden.
The heart is forever inexperienced.
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.