The Most Refining of All Influences

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I love Emerson.

With that Emerson-Quotes page I posted a while ago, I didn’t even scratch the surface of the depth of Emerson’s writings.  I will rectify that in the coming weeks.

Here’s a new one I just found from him that I like a lot:

“It is the property of the religious spirit to be the most refining of all influences. No external advantages, no culture of the tastes, no habit of command, no association with the elegant, or even depth of affection, can bestow that delicacy and that grandeur of bearing which belong only to the mind accustomed to celestial conversation. All else is but gilt and cosmetics, beside this, as expressed in every look and gesture.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    • Shawn Harden
    • March 19, 2010
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    I liked this post.Its been a while since Ive read any Emerson or Thoreau but it does bring back memories.

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