ineffectual struggles
#Thoreau Journal 05-Nov-1857

For a man to pride himself on this kind of wealth, as if it enriched him, is as ridiculous as if one struggling in the ocean with a bag of gold on his back should gasp out, “I am worth a hundred thousand dollars!” I see his ineffectual struggles just as plainly, and what it is that sinks him.


Courtney said...

I find this so incredibly applicable for what's going on in my life right now.

Thanks, Thoreau!

Pierre said...

Thank you for today's topic.
i leave my burden