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Thoreau’s seed thought

on February 2, 2014

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed — a, to me, equally mysterious origin for it. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders. I shall even believe that the millennium is at hand, and that the reign of justice is about to commence, when the Patent Office, or Government, begins to distribute, and the people to plant the seeds of these things.

—Henry David Thoreau, “The Succession of Forest Trees”

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3 responses to “Thoreau’s seed thought

  1. Mark says:

    “Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” What a wonderful quote. I was mulling over similar thoughts this morning, though in different words. I love how this image captures the promise of follows from the “seeds” we plant. Sometimes the tricky part is convincing myself that, just maybe, I am that seed.

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