A man is a god in ruins.
 Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature (1836). copy citation

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


“'We distrust and deny inwardly our sympathy with nature. We own and disown our relation to it, by turns. We are, like Nebuchadnezzar, dethroned, bereft of reason, and eating grass like an ox. But who can set limits to the remedial force of spirit?
'A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams. Now, the world would be insane and rabid, if these disorganizations should last for hundreds of years.” source

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