Thursday, September 17, 2015


Man's Conception of Himself

Wendell Berry, Recollected Essays 1965-1980 (San Francisco: North Point Press, 1981), p. 52:
I began to see how little of the beauty and the richness of the world is of human origin, and how superficial and crude and destructive — even self-destructive — is man's conception of himself as the owner of the land and the master of nature and the center of the universe.

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