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"Foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face; we through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe? Why should not we have a poetry and philosopy of insight and not of tradition, and a religion by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs?"
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature, 1836
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Lazarus began to write from an early age, receiving accolades from famous authors of the day, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, who became her friend and mentor. Although she received virtually no Jewish education, early in her career she showed interest in the theme of Jewish national revival. One clear ...
Ralph Waldo Emerson in his 1841 essay “Compensation” and Lloyd C. Douglas' 1929 novel “Magnificent Obsession”. In 1951, sci-fi visionary Robert A. Heinlein and mentor to Ray Bradbury, penned in his book “Between Planets”…“instead, pay it forward to some other brother who needs it.” In 2000 ...

“It echoes a political quote I tell people a lot from [Ralph Waldo] Emerson: The institution is lengthened by the shadow of one man,” said Rick Wilson, a Republican political consultant who has been highly critical of Trump. “The sloppiness and the looseness and the chaos and lack of rigor across all areas of ...
So perhaps it should come as no surprise that, right before jogging out onto the field for his first practice as Florida State's football coach, Taggart was paraphrasing Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Nothing great,” Taggart said via Emerson, “ever happens without enthusiasm.” If enthusiasm is any indicator, then ...
What the congregation lacked in animated produce it more than made up for in interfaith dialogue, songs about nature, and a heavy reliance on quotations by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Since I couldn't remember much else about our time as Unitarians (or anything spiritual that came after), I called my mother.
The essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) wrote: “The corruption of man is followed by the corruption of language. In due time, the fraud is manifest and words lose all power to stimulate the understanding or the affections.” As for political language, English novelist and journalist George ...

In 1836, in his essay Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson described the powerful effect that being in woods had on him: “Standing on the bare ground, my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space, all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal ...
March is very much an in-between sort of month. It is a month neither entirely of the winter, nor entirely of the spring. It's cold and blustery one day, and warm and calm the next. There is a reason “in like a lion, out like a lamb” is a proverb. But proverbs aside, I see March more as a teenaged girl emerging ...
I nearly addressed you “Dear Students,” but that seems too limiting — and there is to be no limiting you, as you showed the world this week. Even the name tag “Youth” seems too small, ignoble even, for you proved yourselves quite noble by marching out of your high school classrooms nationwide in protest ...
People came to see Revolutionary War sites like the Old North Bridge and the Battle Road as well as the homes of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau. During that period, the “Souvenir Cook Book” became a popular keepsake among visitors and ...
After the Seneca Falls Convention to support women's rights in 1848, other men wrote more specifically in support of women's enfranchisement, notably William Lloyd Garrison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Frederick Douglass. In England, John Stuart Mill's “The Subjection of Women,” published in 1869, ...
She was also friends with other writers of the day such as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Margaret Fuller. “Little Women” was a book written similar to her life with her sisters at the time, never married, however the main charter, who was based on herself, did get ...
As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” If you have remained resolute that you want to follow your own path in the face of lucrative, popular choices, congratulations! If you were too busy to deal with the ...
Edward Forbes, Ralph Waldo Emerson's grandson—who bore a striking resemblance to the philosopher-poet as he aged—began collecting color pigments in the early 20th century. It all started when he was tapped to run the Fogg Art Museum in 1909 (it was a decision the Boston Museum Bulletin later ...
... probably poet Emily Dickinson too, among many others) — transcendentalist poet-philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote of “an occult relation between man and the vegetable.” Way back then, the visionary Emerson was beginning to articulate a non-anthropocentric understanding that we, as humans, ...
After attending college, Hawthorne returned to Salem, where he began his career as a writer. Hawthorne married Sophia Peabody in 1842. The two lived in a house called the Old Manse, in Concord, Massachusetts, and socialized with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Branson Alcott, ...
The American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson noted of an encounter: "The louder he talked of his honour, the faster we counted our spoons." In broad terms, he was counselling that an individual's intentions may not always be evident from their words, that there may be an alternative interpretation. Such might be said to apply ...

4 ways to soar through the rest of winter. “Life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Tags. Culture · Avalon · Fashion · Stone Harbor · Preppy · Nosh · Avalon Harbor · Princeton Bar · World Health Organization · Cape May County · Retail Price · The What: An Annual ...
WASHINGTON – If Ralph Waldo Emerson is right and a foolish consistency truly is the hobgoblin of little minds, then President Trump is, as he says of himself, "a real stable genius." Consistency is not one of Trump's hallmarks, and his lack of it came on full display again Wednesday, in a televised White ...
Literature allows us the opportunity to step into someone else's world, experience their reality, and gain perspectives far different from our own. Professor of literature and program adviser for ACC's long-standing Great Books of the West program, Juliet Hubbell described literature with words such as “real ...
The leading figure in American thought and literature appeared locally on Main on Feb. 12, 1866, to lecture at Starr Hall. Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, critic, poet, orator and popular philosopher, influenced the work of Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Henry James, ...
Crase has lots of intelligent things to say about the poems of Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Frost, Amy Gerstler, John Koethe, Lorine Neidecker, James Schuyler, and Marjorie Welish; the prose of Marianne Moore; the essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson; the garden of the painter Robert Dash; and the ...
... Public Library, demonstrates the art tour patrons can follow using their phones. Selected works from the William Munroe Special Collection were included. She was talking about the sculpture of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Daniel Chester French Thursday, Feb. 28. [Wicked Local Staff Photo/Ann Ringwood].
To paraphrase the American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, “distrust is very expensive.” If you apply his thought to policymaking in the field of economics or the business environment, one quickly realizes that the lack of trust between the government and the private sector can indeed be very costly.
Ralph Waldo Emerson visited two years later and noted that the town had already become "a grotesque place … rapidly settled by public officers, land speculators and desperadoes." So I guess you could say that not much has changed. Another constant is that people have tried, over and over, to relocate ...
I was in Boston in 1975 when I covered the reenactment of the 200th anniversary of the battle at nearby Concord, where “once the embattled farmers stood and fired the shot heard 'round the world,” as Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote. (They have Ralph Waldo Emerson, we have Meek Mill.) I was there in 2006 ...
Long-term systems research is not easy work for researchers or educators. Regardless, producers certainly have an opportunity to improve soil, the base from which agriculture stems. In fact, Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best: “He (the farmer) stands close to nature; he obtains from the earth the bread and ...
American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Every artist was first an amateur.” He likely never thought those words would apply to machines. Yet artificial intelligence has demonstrated a growing aptitude for creativity, whether writing a heavy-metal rock album or producing an original portrait that is ...
While the design has yet to be settled on, Strauss imagined a granite block with Alvord's name and a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American transcendentalist who looked for the divine in nature. Those interested in contributing to the fund can send a check payable to the Norwalk Tree Alliance to ...
Hillside, as it was called, was where Thoreau sought friendship and intellectual freedom with fellow transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson and Benjamin Marston Watson, who built the house in 1845 on the 80-acre site, planting an arboretum of trees from around the world dubbed Old Colony Nurseries.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson. What's so cool about this wisdom? We have granite, asparagus, drinking water and jelly fish. These are less than one billionth of the animals, vegetables and minerals on our planet. Ants, tigers, seaweed and lime. Another trillionth of the total. Each one unique. Each animal and ...
Transcendental poets like Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson read Hindu and Buddhist philosophy deeply, as did Henry Steel Olcott, who traveled to Sri Lanka in 1880, converted to Buddhism and founded the popular strain of mystical philosophy called Theosophy. Meanwhile, connoisseurs ...
Gambling is as synonymous with Florida as are oranges and beaches. Floridians were betting the horses here when Ralph Waldo Emerson visited nearly two centuries ago. In the 1880s, Henry Flagler had an illegal, high-end casino at his Ponce de Leon hotel in St. Augustine. Gov. Fuller Warren once ...
I am not looking for a scientist's evidence-based language to support a hypothesis. The outcome for me is a work of art divested of facts and purpose but imbued in beauty and poetry. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a ...
We hope that the time we spend to Give you all this information is helpful and entertaining. I know that I feel better now for sharing this article with you. I think that Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best. “It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely help another without helping himself”.
The group had wanted to build the $1.8 million structure next to the 247-year-old home where Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne began their married life and Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “Nature.” Only a short walk away is the North Bridge, where colonists fought back British soldiers on the first day of the ...
According to historians, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ralph Waldo Emerson both wrote at the Old Manse. The Trustees of Reservations will not build a welcome center at the Old Manse in Concord. The announcement was made in a Dec. 12 press release. “While we believe that a new welcome center would ...
Speaking of America's founding in “The Fortune of the Republic” Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “We began with freedom.” Indeed. But that freedom didn't become useful until the Founders converted it into liberty and it will last only as long as the stewards of each generation protect and maintain it. Freedom ...
in large type, with “Greatest Show on Earth” in smaller print. Even Barnum's personal letterhead proclaimed his glory: “The Sun of the Amusement World from which All Lesser Luminaries Borrow Light.” The media rebuked Barnum's braggadocio. Ralph Waldo Emerson groused in his journal that “men had ...
They learned that one of the early tenants had been the Dial, a literary magazine that had originally been founded in 1840 in Boston to popularize Transcendentalist philosophy (its early contributors included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller, who also served as editor) and ...
“Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson. I had the privilege of practicing law with Don P. Button for more than 27 years. On Nov. 21, 2017, I lost a partner, friend, and mentor. Known in our office as “Mr. Button,” he was a constant source of knowledge, ...
In the words of the American Transcendentalist, Ralph Waldo Emerson, “My giant goes with me wherever I go.” Helen's actions, though well-intentioned, hover between hypocrisy and self-defeat. But perhaps we shouldn't be so quick to judge Helen. We live in an age of deep complicity — and not just the ...
Shore's American road shots reintroduce me to things that I assumed I knew, with the emotional effect—of encountering expressions of thoughts that had seemed my own—that Ralph Waldo Emerson termed “alienated majesty.” And I can only imagine the impact, on natives there, of a recent series made in Israel and the ...
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. — Ralph Waldo Emerson. Defining the boundaries of the Cockpit Country is a decision and achievement of monumental importance. The Andrew Holness-led Administration deserves full credit for its sound rejection of those who would have ...
Many portray characters woven into Thoreau's life, from his family to the famed Ralph Waldo Emerson. All are summoned up during a night of trademark heavy thinking, peppered with Thoreau's thought-provoking statements, as he questions authority, dissects conventions and posits his transcendentalist ...
Among them is the Hawthorne Inn, a historic bed and breakfast on land once owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne. All homes have been decorated for the holidays. The fundraiser benefits the museum's education initiatives. More On: Henry David Thoreau · Louisa May Alcott ...
Ralph Waldo Emerson. 4. "The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; ...
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm.” When you ...
The writings of environmental ethicists such as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Muir and Aldo Leopold have influenced ...
In the words of American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson: "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.


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