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Some men hear a different drummer, march to a different beat
Posted by: Mick (---.adsl.ihug.co.nz)
Date: September 06, 2003 04:43PM

Can anyone tell me the author and origin of the following? Also is it complete and accurate? Sailor Mick.

Some men hear a different drummer, march to a different beat.

That is why some men must go. They need to see for themselves.

Theirs is a fierce burning curiosity that brooks no obstacles.

This is the burning urge which is driving men beyond the barriers of the unknown into the darkness and immensity of the universe.

It is a basic characteristic of mankind.

The history of mankind is a continuous struggle from ignorance towards knowledge.

Man wants to know and when he ceases to do so he is no longer a man.

It is impossible to explain this curiosity to anyone who does not feel it himself.


Re: Some men hear a different drummer, march to a different beat
Posted by: ilza (---.162.226.12.sao.ajato.com.br)
Date: September 06, 2003 08:38PM

Thoreau wrote it


Re: Some men hear a different drummer, march to a different beat
Posted by: ilza (---.162.226.12.sao.ajato.com.br)
Date: September 06, 2003 08:42PM

From Walden

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? 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"

as the text you mention, I don't recognize it, sorry ...




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