Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Favorite Emerson Quotes?

Lizard Eater submitted hers in the comments to "Sorry, Waldo!" Any other Emersonians out there willing to let your geek flag fly?

I can't really narrow mine down, but in honor of the Memorial Day just past, from his Hymn: Sung at the Completion of the Concord Monument (thereby choosing pertinent over pithy)...

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

1 comment:

Will said...

My favorite is from his essay "Self-Reliant":

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."