When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The practical common-sense of modern society, the utilitarian direction which labor, laws, opinion, religion, take, is the natural genius of the British mind.
There is no chance and anarchy in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere.
Meek young men grow up in libraries believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke and Bacon were only young men in libraries when they wrote those books.
The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind.
The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.