Ralph Waldo Emerson about life (“Self-Reliance”, 1841) - My life is for itself and not for a spectacle. I much prefer that it should be of a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, than that it should be glittering and unsteady.
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My life is for itself and not for a spectacle. I much prefer that it should be of a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, than that it should be glittering and unsteady.
 Ralph Waldo EmersonSelf-Reliance (1841). copy citation

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