Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man should not go where he cannot carry his whole sphere or society with him,Mnot bodily, the whole circle of his friends, but atmospherically. He should preserve in a new company the same attitude of mind and reality of relation, which his daily associates draw him to, else he is shorn of his best beams, and will be an orphan in the merriest club.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Manners," Essays, Second Series (1844).
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