27 May, 2005

Famous Birthdays & Quotes

This past Wednesday, May 25th, 1803, was the birthday of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Transcendentalist.

"We are always getting ready to live, but never living."

"We rail at trade, but the historians of the world will see that it was the principle of liberty; that it settled America, and destroyed feudalism, and made peace and keeps peace; and that it will abolish slavery." (Emerson Journals January 1844)

"A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us."

Rachel Carson, Naturalist, was born on this day, May 27, 1907.

"The discipline of the writer is to learn to be still and listen to what his subject has to tell him."

"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in."
~Rachel Carson

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