Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Essays

byRalph Waldo Emerson

Kobo ebook | February 4, 2016

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$1.26

Available for download

Not available in stores

about

There is one mind common to all individual men. Every man is an inlet to the same and to all of the same. He that is once admitted to the right of reason is made a freeman of the whole estate. What Plato has thought, he may think; what a saint has felt, he may feel; what at any time has be-fallen any man, he can understand. Who hath access to this universal mind is a party to all that is or can be done, for this is the only and sovereign agent.

Of the works of this mind history is the record. Its genius is illustrated by the entire series of days. Man is explicable by nothing less than all his history. Without hurry, without rest, the human spirit goes forth from the beginning to embody every faculty, every thought, every emotion, which belongs to it in appropriate events. But the thought is always prior to the fact; all the facts of history preexist in the mind as laws. Each law in turn is made by circumstances predominant, and the limits of nature give power to but one at a time. A man is the whole encyclopaedia of facts. The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn, and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie folded already in the first man. Epoch after epoch, camp, kingdom, empire, republic, democracy, are merely the application of his manifold spirit to the manifold world.

Details & Specs

Title:EssaysFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 4, 2016Publisher:@AnnieRoseBooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN:9990051414851

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Essays

Reviews