Todays Thoreau thoughts
as that a young man tried for a fortnight to live on hard raw corn on the ear, using his teeth for all mortar. the squirrel tribe tried the same and succeeded
they would part at the first interesting crisis in their adventures. above all as i have implied the man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait
as for doing good that is one of the professions which are full.
and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount of 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