For Better, For Worse

"There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-Reliance

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Stephen Evans The Countless Other Infinitesimals
18 February 2019
I came across this in one of Jan Karon's Mitford books, so I can't say I really stuck with Coleridge...
Rosy Cole The Countless Other Infinitesimals
18 February 2019
Hallelujah! Coleridge's thoughts (and yours!) are so much clearer than Emerson's who has a habit of ...
Rosy Cole A Postcard From Dystopia
18 February 2019
Thank you so much, Katia. It's helpful to know you found it so. The passage is from Entertaining Ang...
Katherine Gregor A Postcard From Dystopia
17 February 2019
Wonderfully thought-provoking.
Katherine Gregor Tea Ceremony
05 February 2019
Thank you, Ken. I am so glad you enjoyed it.

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