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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Essays and English Traits – Emerson

On Sept. 9, 1832, Ralph Waldo Emerson retired from ministry.  But, he will never retire from the literary tradition and memory of Western Civilization.  Among his many famous essays is that which is called Nature. In 1836, Emerson set out in the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Love of Beauty and Reverence for Tradition Make for the Best of Art

“The scientific spirit, the contempt of tradition, the lack of discipline and the exaltation of the individual have very nearly made an end of art. It can only be restored by the love of beauty, the reverence for tradition, the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Parents Should Not Make Life Too Easy On Children

“Too many parents make life hard for their children by trying, too zealously, to make it easy for them.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (28 Aug 1749-1832) Encouragement is one thing. We should help our … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Golden Sayings of Epictetus – Epictetus

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus are drawn from the teachings of the slave Epictetus by his pupil, Arrian, and published as Discourses  and Enchiridon.   The essential breakdown is that philosophy is a way of life not just a theory.  To be at … Continue reading

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