if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars.
 Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature (1836). copy citation

Author Ralph Waldo Emerson
Source Nature
Topic stars loneliness
Date 1836
Language English
Weblink https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Nature,_Addresses_and_Lectures/Nature


“But his operations taken together are so insignificant, a little chipping, baking, patching, and washing, that in an impression so grand as that of the world on the human mind, they do not vary the result.
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CHAPTER I. TO go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society. I am not solitary whilst I read and write, though nobody is with me. But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. The rays that come from those heavenly worlds, will separate between him and what he touches. One might think the atmosphere was made transparent with this design, to give man, in the heavenly bodies, the perpetual presence of the sublime.” source

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