Emerson Quotes from Nature


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Inspiring quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Nature."


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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1802-1882) --By Jim Valero

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Quotes from Nature

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If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown!

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Nature never wears a mean appearance. . .

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Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.

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To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun . . . .

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The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child . . . .

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The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other. . . .

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The lover of nature is he who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. . . .

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In the presence of nature a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows. . . .

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Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky. . . I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. . . .

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In the woods, too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of his life is always a child. In the woods is perpetual youth. . . .

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In the woods, we return to reason and faith . . . all egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all. . . .

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The currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or parcel of God. . . .

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I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty. . . --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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