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The fate of the country does not depend on … what kind of paper you drop into the ballot-box once a year, but on what kind of man you drop from your chamber into the street every morning.

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Source Notes: speech, “Slavery in Massachusetts” (Farmingham), 4 July 1854

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Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 - 1862) was an American essayist, poet, and naturalist. Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism.

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