Which is common to the greatest man with the lowest;
The learned and studious of thought
have no monopoly of wisdom.
We owe many valuable observations to people
who are not very acute or profound.
The action of the soul is oftener in that
which is felt and left unsaid,
Than that which is said in any conversation.
We know better than we do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Method Of Nature," as found in a wonderful new book, which presents quotes from Emerson and Lao Tse, "The Tao Of Emerson," edited by Richard Grossman.
(Photo: Bluebells in the English woodlands, by Dan Kitwood/Getty.)