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More from Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.

"Worship," The Conduct of Life (1860)

Imagination is not a talent of some men but is the health of every man.

We ought to celebrate this hour by expressions of manly joy. Not thanks, not prayer seem quite the highest or truest name for our communication with the infinite,-but glad and conspiring reception,-reception that becomes giving in its turn, as the receiver is only the All-Giver in part and infancy.

Speech, August 11, 1841

In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.

Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist.

Self-Reliance