I choose this quote because I believe that this quote reveals the overarching theme of "Money and Work"; perseverance. This quote simply means that anyone can put the effort in to get what they want. I believe that this completely connects to society today. There are so many people in this world who live in poverty and go through hardships, and many of these people can get themselves into a better situation by working hard. However, many people just don't realize what they are capable of. I believe that the main message that Thoreau is trying to convey is that in order to find success, one must be willing to work hard when things get hard, one must learn to step outside their comfort zone and learn to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Now, I know that there are people in this world who end up extremely unlucky by being physically unable to put the work in to find succes. There are also; however, plenty of people who think they are like this but are actually not. Nobody should ever give up on themselves. Instead, realize that perserverence will lead to success, and then go to work.