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" I let it lie, fallow perchance, for a man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone. "
Project Management for Business Professionals: A Comprehensive Guide - 221. lappuse
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Addison Peale Russell - 1883 - 362 lapas
...causes aiding to the result) in the condition Ireland has been for centuries back. A man is said to be rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone. You remember the remark of the old philosopher, when passing through the crowded bazaar where every...
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The Library Magazine, 2. sējums

1887
...process — by limiting one's desires to those things which are really necessary; in Thoreau's own words, "A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone." Every one may add to his own riches, and may lessen his own labor, and that of others, in the treadmill...
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Literary Sketches

Henry S. Salt - 1888 - 235 lapas
...— by limiting one's desires to those things which are really necessary ; in Thoreiu's own words, " A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone." It is habit only which makes us regard as necessary a great part of the equipment of civilized life,...
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Report of the Secretary, 28. sējums

Michigan. State Board of Agriculture - 1889
...who was in an eminent degree the apostle of plain living and high thinking, Henry David Thoreau, " A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone." Thoreau demonstrated by actual experiment that by working about six weeks in the year he could meet...
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Anti-slavery and Reform Papers

Henry David Thoreau - 1890 - 141 lapas
...tried to dispense with them, to be an essential part of modern civilization. It was his opinion that "a man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone " ; and his general attitude on this point may be gathered from that typical reply of his, when he...
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The Life of Henry David Thoreau

Henry Stephens Salt - 1890 - 315 lapas
...claims of business ; and that the surest way of becoming rich is to need little — in his own words, " a man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone." " I have tried trade," he wrote in Walden, " but I found that it would take ten years to get under...
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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, 2. sējums

Henry David Thoreau - 1893
...each blasted tree could be seen to the best advantage ; and then I let it lie, fallow perchance, for a man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone. My imagination carried me so far that I even had the refusal of several farms, — the refusal was...
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Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

Henry David Thoreau - 1893 - 522 lapas
...each blasted tree could be seen to the best advantage ; and then I let it lie, fallow perchance, for a man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone. My imagination carried me so far that I even had the refusal of several farms, — the refusal was...
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Book News, 11. sējums

1893
...more expeditious method, by limiting one's desires to really necessary things. "A man," says Thoreau, "is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone." He did not merely talk of Arcadian simplicity ; he carried his theories into practical effect. When...
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An Introduction to the Study of American Literature

Brander Matthews - 1896 - 256 lapas
...life is declared most clearly. The key to Thoreau' s philosophy is to be found in his saying that " a man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone." "I went to the woods," so he tells us, "because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential...
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