Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be real and admirable, not as we know, but as you know. Able men do not care in what kind a man is able, so only that he is able. A master likes a master, and does not stipulate whether it be orator, artist, craftsman, or king.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Goethe; or, the Writer," Representative Men (1850).
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