Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The land is the appointed remedy for whatever is false and fantastic in our culture. The continent we inhabit is to be physic and food for our mind, as well as our body. The land, with its tranquilizing, sanative influences, is to repair the errors of a scholastic and traditional education, and bring us to just relations with men and things.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "The Young American," Nature, Addresses, and Lectures (1849).

Speech, February 7, 1844, the Mercantile Library Association, Boston, Massachusetts.
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