Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Henry David Thoreau had a way with words

One of the great things about being married to my thoughtful husband is how he tries to constantly feed my many interests. On a trip to New York he came across a street that had wonderful quotes set along the sidewalk. I believe it was near a place they have dubbed Library Way. Knowing that I am a big fan of libraries and of course books, he took the time to snap a picture of some of these quotes. The one pictured here is by Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) "Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations." Well said, plus the coins that are imprinted on the plaque add an extra meaning.

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Anonymous gawilli said...

Well said, Henry. And PJ.

7:41 PM  
Blogger mjd said...

That is a great quote and interesting plaque. I think that I see coins from a variety of nations in the plaque. Cool

8:07 AM  
Blogger daddy d said...

Coins and book are two things that there can not be enough of in one's life. Both are of value...though some more than others.

12:12 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

Thoreau is great with words...he makes you want to be a good,knowledgable, content individual.

Thanks for the post!

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9:09 AM  
Blogger mjd said...

In my May 12th post, I nominated you for a Thinking Blogger Award so now you have at least two. You do have a very fine and informative blog.

12:14 AM  

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