"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." (from "Where I Lived and What I Lived For") The basic, full, unabridged text of Thoreau's most famous accomplishment. Everyone gets something different, yet equally important, from his timeless words.Dover Publications, Inc., 1995. Dover Thrift Edition, 2016. 216 pp. Paperback.