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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?"
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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].



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