Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art is a jealous mistress, and if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider, and should be wise in season and not fetter himself with duties which will embitter his days and spoil him for his proper work.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Wealth," The Conduct of Life (1860).
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