"Shams and delusions ..." Quote of Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

Concord, Massachusetts
Henry David Thoreau
Concord, Massachusetts
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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Shams and delusions are esteemed for soundest truths, while reality is fabulous. If men would steadily observe realities only, and not allow themselves to be deluded, life ... would be like a fairy tale and the Arabian Nights' Entertainments.
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 106, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
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