quote of the day

"Natura naturans [nature naturing] is the productive power, self-generative, active, yet suspended, as it it were, in the product.  Natura Naturata [nature natured] is the sum total...nature in the passive sense."

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Aids to Reflection


"This Aids to Reflection book, especially [James] Marsh's [American 1829] edition, was my first Bible."

- John Dewey, Collected Works v. 9