Margaret Fuller On Mankind

B62B4214-31BA-4CB2-911A-97EB1BE1554FMargaret Fuller (May 23, 1810–July 19, 1850)

This country needs… no thin Idealist, no coarse Realist, but a man whose eye reads the heavens, while his feet step firmly on the ground, and his hands are strong and dexterous for the use of human implements… a man of universal sympathies, but self-possessed; a man who knows the region of emotion, though he is not its slave; a man to whom this world is no mere spectacle or fleeting shadow, but a great, solemn game, to be played with good heed, for its stakes are of eternal value.