Thursday, December 21, 2023

Quote of the Day (Ralph Waldo Emerson, on Thought, ‘The Seed of Action’)

“Thought is the seed of action; but action is as much its second form as thought is its first. It rises in thought to the end, that it may be uttered and acted. The more profound the thought, the more burdensome. Always in proportion to the depth of its sense does it knock importunately at the gates of the soul, to be spoken, to be done. What is in, will out. It struggles to the birth.”— American essayist-poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), “Art,” originally printed in The Dial, January 1841, reprinted in Society and Solitude (1870) 

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