Margaret Fuller (1810 – 1850) words of wisdom

Margaret Fuller

In celebration of the human spirit, here are some inspiring thoughts from Margaret Fuller, arranged by Laura Halfvarson into prose “New Worlds Manifest.”

We seek in nature and in art, for ways to comprehend,
the meaning that our life unfolds, what makes us break or bend.
Within each leaf and brush of paint, our traits we apprehend,
and in these patterns we can find, a life that’s with out end.

All women and all men alike, may freely use the mind,
and thus from thoughtless mannered ways, a truer pathway find.
But also freely let’s employ imaginations part,
that dwells inside of every soul, and makes of life an art.

No matter what our circumstance, our nature is to grow,
and in that growth we may discern the gifts we can bestow.
Whatever be your calling, do sincerely and with zest,
and in that work may we then find, the holy manifest.

And on this journey share the thoughts, that beckon old and new,
surpassing challenge, strive beyond, our lives will be renewed.
With courage then, may we reach out, to aid the oppressed and weak,
and in that struggle manifest, the justice that we seek.

Quotes for thought …

A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.

Art can only be truly art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.

It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.

The character and history of each child may be a new and poetic experience to the parent, if he will let it.

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

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