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


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


"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."


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


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


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

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