Emerson, Ralph Waldo.
1803-1882. American essayist.
man finds room in the few square
inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the
expression of all his history, and his wants."
"The life of man is a self-evolving circle."
"A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle,
gathering his like to him; wherever he goes."
"Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is
the triumph of some enthusiasm."
"If a man is at once acquainted with the geometric foundation of things
and with their festal splendor, his poetry is exact and his arithmetic
"The secret to education is respecting the pupil."