Ralph Waldo Emerson quote about sweetness from Compensation - Every sweet hath its sour; every evil its good.
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Every sweet hath its sour; every evil its good.
 Ralph Waldo Emerson, Compensation (1841). copy citation

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Author Ralph Waldo Emerson
Source Compensation
Topic sweetness evil good
Date 1841
Language English
Reference in "Essays: First Series"
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Weblink https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Essays:_First_Series/Compensation

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“The cold climate invigorates. The barren soil does not breed fevers, crocodiles, tigers, or scorpions.
The same dualism underlies the nature and condition of man. Every excess causes a defect; every defect an excess. Every sweet hath its sour; every evil its good. Every faculty which is a receiver of pleasure has an equal penalty put on its abuse. It is to answer for its moderation with its life. For every grain of wit there is a grain of folly. For every thing you have missed, you have gained something else; and for every thing you gain, you lose something.” source

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