“The first in time and the first in importance of the influences upon the mind is that of nature.” We might think this comes as...
“We are by nature observers, and thereby learners.” Here Emerson points to a way that nature itself has shaped the kind of...
Is the natural world, all by itself, a good thing? You might find yourself saying ‘Of course!’, immediately thinking of all the...
“I declare this world is so beautiful that I can hardly believe it exists.” The beauty of nature can have a profound effect...