From Ralph Waldo Emerson's journal entry of 21 July 1836:

Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your reading have been to you like the blast of triumph out of Shakspear, Seneca, Moses, John and Paul.

(cf. RalphWaldoEmerson (5 Aug 2003), ...)

TopicLiterature - TopicJournalizing - 2007-02-13

(correlates: TooYoung, PoeticLines, EmersonOnFame, ...)