Henry David Thorou

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Henry David Thoreau in his famous short story/novel Walden, Or Life in The Woods had many great life lessons and quotes. The quote that I will be choosing is the one that affects me the most. This quote is on page 212, about the middle of the paragraph. The quote reads "Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumbnail."

In my opinion I think that the quote interprets many meanings, especially the meanings of hope, strive, and stress. Hope can come out of this quote because I believe that if you keep a simple life it will give me hope and courage to be the best. If I would keep things simple in my life then I could have my own hope instead of worrying about others and who has what, I could give my self hope and just think of how fortunate I am.

This quote also has a meaning of letting me want to strive in my life, because if I keep things simple then I wouldn't have to worry about the burdens of other people or anything in that matter. I can look at myself and let my fortunes lead me to strive for the best. Another thing this quote gives me is relief from stress. Stress plays a big role in my life, and when I got a hold of this quote it got me to think. I thought about how I only have to keep it real don't have to do favors for others, and just keep it simple, and I will be stress free. These three are many of the ideas that Henry David Thoreau's quotes...