The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Spiritual Laws"
IDEALS OF THE MIND
a Wisdom of Thought
Diana Lorence: Innermost House II: NW Corner Study Paideia
Diana Lorence: Innermost House I: Paideia Folios
Ralph Waldo Emerson ca 1857 retouched, Wikimedia Commons
”The ancestor of every action is a thought.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Spiritual Laws”
”Read not the Times. Read the Eternities. . .” Henry David Thoreau, “Life Without Principle”
”But we must not follow those. . .” Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
”The office of the scholar is to cheer. . .” Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The American Scholar”