August 15, 2013
Emerson: The Family of Man.
Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie folded already in the first man. Epoch after epoch, camp, kingdom, empire, republic, democracy, are merely the application of his manifold spirit to the manifold world.
The world exists for the education of each man. There is no age or state of society or mode of action in history, to which there is not somewhat corresponding in his life.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson, "History" in Essays: First Series, 1841
Posted by JD Hull at August 15, 2013 12:52 AM