It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about? Henry David Thoreau, Letter to Harrison Blake (November 16, 1857). By: Redactor Ives on Thoreau Ives on Thoreau Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website + = seventeen Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.