If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862)
American author, poet, philosopher, polymath, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. More information can be found on the Thoreau Reader web site.
I really enjoyed reading “Walden” when I was younger for its inspiration of living your own simple life.