The field cannot be well seen from within the field. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature and Selected Essays. (Penguin Classics; Reissue edition May 27, 2003) Originally published 1836.
The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is a melody born of melody, Which melts the world into a sea — Ralph Waldo Emerson, from “Fate,” The Conduct of Life (Ticknor & Fields, 1860)
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
If the imagination intoxicates the poet, it is not inactive in other men [or women]. The metamorphosis excites in the beholder an emotion of joy. The use of symbols has a certain power of emancipation and exhilaration for all men. We seem to be touched by a wand which makes us dance and run about… Continue reading Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his… Continue reading Ralph Waldo Emerson