25 février 2010

Representative Men, Ralph Waldo Emerson

,"It is natural to believe in great men. If the companions of our childhood should turn out to be heroes, and their condition regal, it would not surprise us. All mythology opens with demigods, and the circumstance is high and poetic; that is, their genius is paramount. In the legends of the Gautama, the first men ate the earth, and found it deliciously sweet." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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16 février 2010

Emerson's Essays, Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is one mind common to all individual men. Every man is an inlet to the same and to all of the same. He that is once admitted to the right of reason is made a freeman of the whole estate. What Plato has thought, he may think; what a saint has felt, he may feel; what at any time has befallen any man, he can understand. Who hath access to this universal mind, is a party to all taht(sic) is or can be done, for this is the only and sovereign agent."Ralph Waldo Emerson
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