Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

A third felicity of age is that it has found expression. The youth suffers not only from ungratified desires, but from powers untried, and from a picture in his mind of a career which has as yet no outward reality. He is tormented with the want of correspondence between things and thoughts.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Old Age," Society and Solitude (1870).
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