Enjoying Forests is Considered Lazy, Cutting Them Down Virtuous

If a man walked in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer, but if he spends his whole day as a speculator shearing of those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is estimated as an industrious and enterprising citizen—as if a town had no interest in forests but to cut them down.


As if there were no value to forests aside from cutting them down.

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Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Thoreau , Henry David (2008), Walden, MobileReference, Retrieved on 2012-06-11
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