Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The house of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Concord MA


The house of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Concord MA
Originally uploaded by pablo.sanchez

Emerson lived in this house from 1835 to 1882 and here is a quote of his that I like.

"We do not live an equal life, but one of contrast and patchwork; now a little joy, then a little sorrow, now a sin, then a generous or brave action."
When I was a child my uncle gave me some old editions of books written by Emerson and I have admired his writing and his character ever since. Emerson lived from 1803 to 1882.

25 comments:

Happyone said...

Great quote!! The house looks lovely tucked away in there.

Linda said...

I love his quotes. Great post, thank you so much for sharing.

Chatty Crone said...

I love some of his writings too.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

He was such an interesting man who believed in the individuality of man. I love to read his quotes.

Introverted Art said...

I like a house like this, tucked away...

Librarian said...

I must admit that I have - as far as I can remember - never read anything by this author. Maybe I should remedy that.

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a great quote. I love visiting historical homes.
Hugs,
Patti

Debbie said...

Count me as another who likes to read his thoughts. That quote is wonderful.

Inger said...

A great quote and I have always like him.

Gill - That British Woman said...

thanks for popping by my blog and commenting. Yes the "sunglases" are to keep the flies off the horses face. I love the house tucked away in amongst the trees just lovely.

Gill in Canada

Simply Shelley said...

Wonderful old house,and a nice quote...thanks for sharing friend.

Red Rose Alley said...

Terra,
Some of my favorite quotes were written by Ralph Waldo Emerson. They are wonderful. What a charming house.

Love,
~Sheri

Denise said...

Awesome quote.

Dee said...

I love historical homes and enjoy Emerson's works. Do they have home tours?

S. Etole said...

The quote is so true. Hope you have a great day.

Gone Country said...

What a nice place! One could surely be inspired there.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How neat that you were able to visit Emerson's home in Concord.
I would love to do the same.
His quotes are always enjoyed by me.
Glad I came by today.
Love
Maggie

Casa Mariposa said...

Excellent quote! Have a great weekend. :o)

Pam =) said...

An inspiring place for a poet to live- thanks for sharing Terra.

xinex said...

Love the house, so much privacy.

Amrita said...

<3

Crystal Mary said...

What a wonderful house surrounded by nature to inspire him. I love to see the yesteryear era...to dream of the lives that lived in the older houses, and to feel a part of who they may have been.. Just loved this.

Carol Z said...

Great fan of Emerson. One of my favorite excursions with my parents was a trip to Concord. We didn't see Emerson's house, but we went to Walden Pond and to the Alcott House.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

What an awesome quote.

Joyful said...

RWE has so many great quotes.