Henry David Thoreau

“Music is perpetual, and only the hearing is intermittent.”

Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, was an American surveyor, naturalist, and author. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and for his essay on civil disobedience, which later influenced the political thoughts and actions of figures such as Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.