Thoreau Quote with Photo, On Evil

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, and it may be that he who bestows the largest time and money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve.

— Henry David Thoreau


See also, Myopia and NUANCE: Beyond a world of black and white. Some time required.

Quote: Henry David Thoreau. (1995. 2018, update). Walden, and On The Duty of Civil Disobedience. Project Gutenberg Ebook. Retrieved October 22, 2019. (6th paragraph before Complemental Verses at the end of the first chapter, beginning with “Be sure that you give…”)

Photo: May, 2019.

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