Ralph Waldo Emerson quote about beauty from Nature - In the tranquil landscape, and especially in the distant line of the horizon, man beholds somewhat as beautiful as his own nature.
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In the tranquil landscape, and especially in the distant line of the horizon, man beholds somewhat as beautiful as his own nature.
 Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature (1836). copy citation

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Author Ralph Waldo Emerson
Source Nature
Topic beauty man nature
Date 1836
Language English
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“The name of the nearest friend sounds then foreign and accidental: to be brothers, to be acquaintances,—master or servant, is then a trifle and a disturbance. I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty. In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets or villages. In the tranquil landscape, and especially in the distant line of the horizon, man beholds somewhat as beautiful as his own nature.
The greatest delight which the fields and woods minister, is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. I am not alone and unacknowledged. They nod to me, and I to them. The waving of the boughs in the storm, is new to me and old.” source

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