We are far from having exhausted the significance of the few symbols we use.
We can come to use them yet with a terrible simplicity.” ― “the mystic must be steadily told,—All that you say is just as true without the tedious use of that symbol as with it.
Without this realization, the revelation of one's own ideas or leadership qualities will remain nothing more than a dream.
Emerson believed that the core of a liberal education was for students to learn the process of thinking for themselves.
This article takes a closer look at Ralph Waldo Emerson's educational philosophy and its relationship to cooperative learning.
Emerson believed that human beings should learn to think on their own, rather than solely acquire the craft of imitation or conformity by repeating the speech of their teachers.
Friend, client, child, sickness, fear, want, charity, all knock at once at thy closet door and say,—'Come out unto us.' But keep thy state; come not into their confusion.
The power men possess to annoy me I give them by a weak curiosity.
But year after year our tables get no completeness, and at last we discover that our curve is a parabola, whose arcs will never meet.” ― “If we are related, we shall meet.
It was a tradition of the ancient world, that no metamorphosis could hide a god from a god; and there is a Greek verse which runs, "The Gods are to each other not unknown."Friends also follow the laws of divine necessity; they gravitate to each other, and cannot otherwise.” ― “It is not metres, but a metre-making argument that makes a poem,—a thought so passionate and alive that like the spirit of a plant or an animal it has an architecture of its own, and adorns nature with a new thing.