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Voltaire on the Beauty of Machines

When we see a beautiful machine, we say that there is a good engineer, and that this engineer has excellent judgment. The world is assuredly an admirable machine. Therefore there is in the world an admirable intelligence, wherever it may be. Yes. This argument is old, but none the worse for that. from Voltaire’s Philosophical …

Your Own World

Build therefore, your own world. As fast as you conform your life to the pure idea in your mind, it will unfold in all of its great proportions. A correspondent revolution in things will attend the influx of the spirit. From Emerson, Nature.