Ralph Waldo Emerson

Undoubtedly we have no questions to ask which are unanswerable. We must trust the perfection of the creation so far, as to believe that whatever curiosity the order of things has awakened in our minds, the order of things can satisfy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
American essayist, poet and lecturer: Nature

To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
Nature, essay published in 1836

... if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. THe rays that come from those heavenly worlds, will separate between him and what he touches.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
Nature, essay published in 1836

The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible; but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
Nature, essay published in 1836

Nature never wears a mean appearance. Neither does the wisest man extort her secret, and lose his curiosity by finding out all her perfection.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
Nature, essay published in 1836

Nature never became a toy to a wise spirit. The flowers, the animals, the mountains, reflected the wisdom of his best hour, as much as they had delighted the simplicity of his childhood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
Nature, essay published in 1836

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