Ralph Waldo Emerson!

Happy birthday, Ralph Waldo Emerson! Celebrate with a 1877 essay, “Perpetual Forces.

“The power of man increases steadily by continuance in one direction. He becomes acquainted with the resistances and with his own tools; increases his skill and strength, and learns the favorable moments and favorable accidents……”

“As cloud on cloud, as snow on snow, as the bird on the air, and the planet rests on space in its flight, so do nations of men and their institutions rest on thoughts.”IMG_5438