The Over-Soul by Emerson

“A man is the facade of a temple wherein all wisdom and all good abide. What we commonly call man, the eating, drinking, planting, counting man, does not, as we know him, represent himself, but misrepresents himself. Him we do not respect; but the soul, whose organ he is, would he let it appear through his actions, would make our knees bend…. We lie open on one side to the deeps of spiritual nature, to all the attributes of God.”

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