Sunday, December 22, 2019

Can't have too much Emerson..............

"The farmer imagines power and place are fine things.  But the President has paid dear for his White House."

"Every act rewards itself . . ."

"Every opinion reacts on him who utters it."

"a man often pays dear for a small frugality."

"If you are wise, you will dread a prosperity which only loads you with more.  Benefit is the end of nature.  But for every benefit you receive, a tax is levied.  He is great who confers the most benefits."

"The law of nature is, Do the thing, and you shall have the power:  but they who do not the thing have not the power."

"it is impossible to get any thing without its price. . ."

"On the other hand, the law holds with equal sureness for all right action.  Love, and you shall be loved."

"The good are befriended even by weakness and defect.  As no man had ever a point of price that was not injurious to him, so no man ever a defect that was not somewhere made useful to him."

"The soul is."

"There can be no excess to love; none to knowledge; none to beauty, when these attributes are considered in the purest sense.  The soul refuses limits, and always affirms an Optimism, never a Pessimism."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson, all quotes lifted from his 1841 essay, Compensation

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