Quote of the month

“A cultivated man becomes ashamed of his property, out of new respect for his nature. Especially he hates what he has if he see that it is accidental – came to him by inheritance or gift or crime, that he feels that it is not having; it does not belong to him, has no root in him and merely lies there because no revolution or no robber takes it away. But that which a man is, does always by necessity acquire, and what the man acquires, is living property, which does not wait the beck of rulers, or mobs, or revolutions, or fires, or storm, or bankruptcies, but perpetually renews itself wherever the man breathes”

–          Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-reliance


6 Responses to “Quote of the month”

  1. Sean Crawford

    Wow. You could spend a whole glass of beer, and more, conversing around that topic. Meanwhile, speaking of being at the beck of mobs and possessions, I see the indie movie Atlas Shrugged is coming out in three days.

  2. Hélio Campos Ferreira

    Obrigado pelas observações.
    pela mudança e por nossa renovação.

    Deus olhe por todos nós.

  3. Peter Armaly

    Thanks goodness Twitter wasn’t around in the old days. Where would quotes like this have lived? Good one, Scott. Thought-provoking quotes are always appreciated, especially when they’re more than 140 characters.

  4. Cassle

    Good catch! It’s really provoking my mind though.. And I think I’m also very agree with Peter Armaly!

  5. arpit

    Wow!!! excallent quote…definitely a quote for the month.
    loved it..



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