nature and selected essays emerson pdf

get any currency which was not moral. He may set his own rate. Step by step we scale this mysterious ladder; the steps are actions, the new prospect is power. But what marks its elevation and has even a comic look to us, is the innocent serenity with which these babe-like Jupiters sit in their clouds, and from age to age prattle to each other and to no contemporary. Besides, without any reasoning on the matter, I have na discontent.

It consists in a perpetual substitution of being for seeming, and with sublime propriety God is described as saying,. The soul is no traveller; the wise man stays at home, and when his necessities, his duties, on any occasion call him from his house, or into foreign lands, he is at home still and shall make men Edition: current; Page: 80 sensible by the. But when to their feminine rage the indignation of the people is added, when the ignorant and the poor are aroused, when the unintelligent brute force that lies at the bottom of society is made to growl and mow, it needs the habit of magnanimity. This over-estimate of the possibilities of Paul and Edition: current; Page: 156 Pericles, this under-estimate of our own, comes from a neglect of the fact of an identical nature. God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Edition: current; Page: 245 The characteristic of heroism is its persistency. Essence, or God, is not a relation or a part, but the whole. I must feel pride in my friend's accomplishments as if they were mine, and a property in his virtues. A man is a bundle of relations, a knot of roots, whose flower and fruitage is the world. It resembles the prank of boys, who run with fire-engines to put out the ruddy aurora streaming to the stars. He shall be the priest of Pan, and bring with him into humble cottages the blessing of the morning stars, and all the recorded benefits of heaven and earth.