Analects of the Core: Thoreau on confidence and success

I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

— Henry David Thoreau, from the Conclusion to Walden, which book students will be reading this spring in CC202: From the Enlightenment to Modernity.