Quotations and fragments from Emerson's Essay "History".
Facts encumber [men], tyrannize over them . . . a literal obedience to facts . . .
The men that are admired also speak of what is within their admirers. *
By a deeper apprehension . . . the artist attains the power of awakening other souls.
[Man at times] pierces to the truth through . . . the caricature of institutions.
The transmigration of souls is no fable.
[Learn to observe first-hand what you can.]