Quotes from the World for Tuesday 06/04/MMXIII

In our definitions, we grope after the spiritual by describing it as invisible. The true meaning of spiritual is real; that law which executes itself, which works without means, and which cannot be conceived as not existing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. “Worship,” The Conduct of Life (1860).

Quotes from the World for Sunday 06/02/MMXIII

The child does not begin to fall until she becomes seriously interested in walking, until she actually begins learning. Falling is thus more an indication of learning than a sign of failure.

Polly Berrien Berends
Polly Berrien Berends (20th century), U.S. author. Whole Child/Whole Parent, ch. 4 (rev. 1987).