R. Waldo Emerson


“Man is a temple, wherein all wisdom and all goodness abide. What we commonly call man, the eating, drinking, planting, counting man does not, as we know him, represent himself, but misrepresent himself. Him do we not respect. But the soul, whose organ he is, would he let is appear through his actions, would make our knees bend.”


Emerson, The Over-Soul



“A good fruit of the day’s philosophy would be some analysis of the various applications of the infinite soul to aesthetics, to metaphysics, to ethics, to physics, and so show. . . .the present movement in the American mind.”


Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journal, 6/13/1838

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