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Attitude of owning property.

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Thoreau’s attitude toward owning property, is best understood by which paradoxical statement?

A

"While civilization has been improving houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them."

B

"And when the farmer has got his house he may not be the richer but the poorer for it, and it be the house that got him."

C

"The man who has actually paid for his farm with labor on it is so rare that every neighbor can point to him."

D

"The farmer endeavors to solve the problems of a livelihood by a formula more complicated that the problem itself."

E

"Most men never consider what a house is…they think they must have a house because their neighbors have."