I recently finished reading Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Nature. The whole book resonated with me and I was constantly amazed how progressive the ideas of this man of the 19th century were.
Reading the book truly felt like an intellectual fresh breeze, as if one was contemplating in an untouched forest. Here are some quotes I highlighted as I was reading the book on my tablet:
The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. His intercourse with heaven and earth, becomes part of his daily food.
In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows. Nature says, – he is my creature, and maugre all his impertinent griefs, he shall be glad with me.
The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
Beauty is a mark God sets upon virtue.