Walden by Thoreau
Below is an example of his egotistical depictions. Thoreau was talking about reading and its importance and stated this:
"I aspire to be acquainted with wiser men than this our Concord soil has produced, whose names are hardly known here".
" It is not all books that are as dull as their readers. There are probably words addressed to our condition exactly, which, if we could really hear and understand.....".
The feelings that flow from his words are that of disdain.