Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Transcendentalist Quote

From "Sermon CXXI" by Ralph Waldo Emerson as printed in Transcendentalism: A Reader, edited by Joel Myerson.
The true heaven is, in the raising of this poor sinful soul to His love, knowledge, and likeness; to purity, to humility, -- to kindness, to truth, to trust; to the possession of the treasures of unbounded truth; the fellowship and cooperation with all good minds in all works of love; and the enlargement of this soul to the great and increasing capacity for virtue. This is heaven.

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