When he has seen, that it is not his, nor any man's, but it is the soul which made the world, and that it is all accessible to him, he will know that he, as its minister, may rightfully hold all things subordinate and answerable to it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Literary Ethics," Nature, Addresses, and Lectures (1849).
"He" is the Emersonian scholar. This quotation is interesting in that in one sentence Emerson juxtaposes the individual mind, the universe, and the universal soul. It is these three elements in dialectical dance that constitute Emerson's concept of connected individualism.