Ralph Waldo Emerson

Essays — First Series

A collections of essays: History, Self-reliance, Compensation, Spiritual laws, Love, Friendship, Prudence, Heroism, The over-soul, Circles, Intellect & Art.
257 printed pages



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    Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations.
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    We assume that we under like influence should be alike affected, and should achieve the like; and we aim to master intellectually the steps and reach the same height or the same degradation that our fellow, our proxy has done.
    Qinetta Aidiahas quoted10 months ago
    Who cares what the fact was, when we have made a constellation of it to hang in heaven an immortal sign?

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