A short and thoughtful statement.  He doesn’t elaborate and it is hard to know what drew him to this conclusion.  Given how much religion is spoken, it’s an interesting comment.

‘What is religion?  That which is never spoken.’  18 August 1858

 

Source: Henry David Thoreau, The Journal 1837-1861, Damion Searls (ed.), preface by John R. Stilgoe (New York: New York Review Books, 2009), p. 511

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