domingo, marzo 27, 2011

Por qué no me gusta turistear

It should not be by their architecture, but why not even by their power of abstract thought, that nations should seek to commemorate themselves? How much more admirable the Bhagvat-Geeta than all the ruins of the East! Towers and temples are the luxury of princes. A simple and independent mind does not toil at the bidding of any prince. Genius is not a retainer to any emperor, nor is its material silver, or gold, or marble, except to a trifling extent. To what end, pray, is so much stone hammered? In Arcadia, when I was there, I did not see any hammering stone. Nations are possessed with an insane ambition to perpetuate the memory of themselves by the amount of hammered stone they leave. What if equal pains were taken to smooth and polish their manners? One piece of good sense would be more memorable than a monument as high as the moon.
- Henry David Thoreau
"Walden"

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Blogger Guergana Tzatchkov dijo, aunque sin mucho sentido ...

En los libros también se puede turistear.

;)

lun. mar. 28, 12:36:00 a.m.  

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