1840 in Thoreau’s Journal:
By your few words show how insufficient would be many words.
1852 in Thoreau’s Journal:
Autumnal Dandelion—& yarrow— Must be out of doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality—as a ballast to thought & sentiment. Health requires this relaxation this aimless life. This life in the present….My thought is a part of the meaning of the world—& hence I use a part of the world as a symbol to express my thought.
1855 in Thoreau’s Journal: