We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. I have not at all completed my design. They should own who can administer, not they who hoard and conceal; not they who, the greater proprietors they are, are only the greater beggars, but they whose work carves out work for more, opens a path for all. As once he found himself among toys, so now he plays a part in colossal systems, and his growth is declared in his ambition, his companions and his performance. We must respect Fate as natural history, but there is more than natural history. But when the boy grows to man, and is master of the house, he pulls down that wall and builds a new and bigger. He is thoroughly persuaded of the truths of arithmetic.
The good poet, fame and literary credit; but not either, the other. But when a race has lived its term, it comes no more again. There is no way to success in our art but to take off your coat, grind paint, and work like a digger on the railroad, all day and every day. Man is the arch machine of which all these shifts drawn from himself are toy models. We are as lawgivers; we speak for Nature; we prophesy and divine.
The advantage of a strong pulse is not to be supplied by any labor, art, or concert. Things ripen, new men come. He grows peevish and poor-spirited. Not much otherwise the economical power touches the masses through the political lords. Every thing is good which takes away one plaything and delusion more and drives us home to add one stroke of faithful work. Other Emersonian ideas-about transition, the ideal in the commonplace, and the power of human will permeate the writings of such classical American pragmatists as William James and John Dewey.
How idle to choose a random sparkle here or there, when the indwelling necessity plants the rose of beauty on the brow of chaos, and discloses the central intention of Nature to be harmony and joy. The adaptation is not capricious. What to do with a dry cow? From this perspective or more properly the developing set of such perspectives the virtues do not disappear, but they may be fundamentally altered and rearranged. Stick to your brewery he said this to young Buxton , and you will be the great brewer of London. Is it not instantly enhanced by the increase of equity? Stumping it through New England for twice seven trained Wendell Phillips. They lived a financially conservative but comfortable lifestyle and had four children: Waldo, Ellen, Edith and Edward Waldo. As long as our people quote English standards they dwarf their own proportions.
New York: Oxford University Press. He could be used to lift away, chain and compel other devils far more reluctant and dangerous, namely cubic miles of earth, mountains, weight or resistance of water, machinery, and the labors of all men in the world; and time he shall lengthen, and shorten space. The sublime laws play indifferently through atoms and galaxies. Some of these ideas pertained closely to the values of America at the time. It would not be safe to say when a captain like Bonaparte, a singer like Jenny Lind, or a navigator like Bowditch would be born in Boston; but, on a population of twenty or two hundred millions, something like accuracy may be had. If not, she will not be slow in undeceiving us when we prefer our own way to hers.
Every creature, wren or dragon, shall make its own lair. The event is the print of your form. A man in debt is so far a slave, and Wall street thinks it easy for a millionaire to be a man of his word, a man of honor, but that in failing circumstances no man can be relied on to keep his integrity. Nature is the first in time since it is always there and the first in importance of the three. There is adjustment between the animal and its food, its parasite, its enemy. The same fitness must be presumed between a man and the time and event, as between the sexes, or between a race of animals and the food it eats, or the inferior races it uses.
This goitre of egotism is so frequent among notable persons that we must infer some strong necessity in nature which it subserves; such as we see in the sexual attraction. Their close relationship later fractured and soured however. And in representations of the Deity, painting, poetry, and popular religion have ever drawn the wrath from Hell. Emerson criticizes our conformity even to our own past actions-when they no longer fit the needs or aspirations of the present. Meddle, and you snap the sinews with your sumptuary laws. A great influence on writers and thinkers from Whitman and Thoreau to Dewey and Nietzsche, and countless others, Emerson deserves to be read, and today more than ever, when conformity seems too often to take precedent over self-reliance it is easier, after all.
We know in Massachusetts who built New Bedford, who built Lynn, Lowell, Lawrence, Clinton, Fitchburg, Holyoke, Portland, and many another noisy mart. The merchant's economy is a coarse symbol of the soul's economy. And to save on this point were to neutralize the special strength and helpfulness of each mind. The instinct of the people is right. Fireside Edition Boston and New York, 1909. Few men on the planet have more truly belonged to it.
For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five hundred pages. In a large city, the most casual things, and things whose beauty lies in their casualty, are produced as punctually and to order as the baker's muffin for breakfast. After a year or two the grass must be turned up and ploughed; now what crops? Never read any but famed books. The strongest idea incarnates itself in majorities and nations, in the healthiest and strongest. Now and then a man of wealth in the heyday of youth adopts the tenet of broadest freedom. What pious men in the parlor will vote for what reprobates at the polls! We stand against Fate, as children stand up against the wall in their father's house and notch their height from year to year. So he has but one future, and that is already predetermined in his lobes and described in that little fatty face, pig-eye, and squat form.