Friday, May 14, 2010

just proportions...

A fine description of self-culture from Theodore Parker from the first sermon in his collection (dedicated to Ralph Waldo Emerson,) "Ten Sermons of Religion"

"I shall take it for granted that the great work of mankind on earth is to live a manly life, to use, discipline, develop, and enjoy every limb of the body, every faculty of the spirit, each in its just proportion, all in their proper place, duly coordinating what is merely personal, and for the present time, with what is universal, and for ever"


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