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 though his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American essayist, poet, and leader of the Transcendentalist movement in the early nineteenth century
Nationality: American
Occupation: Poet
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