If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

 —Henry David Thoreau

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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

naturalist, author, philosopher

COMMENTS


Silvia from Tanzania,Arusha OCTOBER 26, 2016
it's really nice to have guys online!!!!!!!!!!you are so brilliant and good motivators

Bill from Tacoma, WA OCTOBER 25, 2016
I always marched to the beat of a different drummer. My drill sergeants were not fond of this!

Papa Lawrence from Colorado Rocky Mountains OCTOBER 24, 2016
I've always been the "different" one. But, only as an older adult has that worth been recognized.

Sophie from Oregon OCTOBER 24, 2016
That reminds me that we all grow at different paces. Thank you!

Linda from Colorado OCTOBER 24, 2016
Our differences are what make us interesting.


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