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Did TS Elliot write lead lives of quiet desperation'?

Henry David Thoreau wrote: "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them."

What is the meaning of the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation?

Post war societal breakdown as men need to be fulfilled by more than money and political pressure.

Who said the mass of men lead lives of quiet deperation?


What does The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation mean?

Who Said It: Henry David Thoreau When: 1854 The Story behind It: American philosopher and naturalist Thoreau isolated himself at Walden Pond in Massachusetts from 1845 to 1847. His experiences during that time were published in Walden (1854), which Thornton Wilder called "a manual of self-reliance." In a well-known passage, Thoreau stated his purpose: "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. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation..." In the first essay, "Economy," Thoreau comments that most men are slaves to their work and enslaved to those for whom they work. He concludes: "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation...."

What Bible verse talks about being keepers at home and leading quiet lives?

These verses talk about leading quiet lives 1Thessalonians 4:11 that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, 1Titus 2:2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 1Titus 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

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no, it is up to us to lead good lives

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Brooke Fraser of Hillsong wrote "Lead Me To The Cross" The radio single thou, is Chris and Conrad's version.

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Psychotic people can lead normal lives threw medications and therapy

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Steven Tyler, their lead singer, wrote it.

Who wrote dream on?

Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith, wrote dream on :)

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Lead with the speed that could change peoples lives

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Caleb, the lead singer of kings of leon, wrote it.

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Lead singer and songwriter, Mark Hall wrote To Know You.

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Why did Thorin offer to lead the group of adventurers to the front gate in The Hobbit?

It was quiet and no one was around

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Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter.

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Brooke Fraser of Hillsong wrote "Lead Me To The Cross" Chris & Conrad's version of the song got on the radio, and Francesca Battistelli's version is also popular.

Who wrote Slow Fade by Casting Crowns?

Lead singer, Mark Hall wrote the song "Slow Fade".

What do TV announcers do when they are not on TV?

They lead normal lives!

What type of illness can you get from desperation?

Desperation can breed a variety of behaviors and feelings that a person would normally avoid. For example, desperation can cause anxiety and panic which can then lead to self-loathing and depression. Desperate, anxious, panicked, and depressed persons can act in ways they often regret later. For example, during a relationship break-up, one or the other person can feel so desperate that they resort to stalking and harassing the person who no longer wants to be in the relationship.

How do you know if your teenage girlfriend wants to kiss you?

She may lead a bit closer and go a bit quiet.