Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Debt, grinding debt, whose iron face the widow, the orphan, and the sons of genius fear and hate;Mdebt, which consumes so much time, which so cripples and disheartens a great spirit with cares that seem so base, is a preceptor whose lessons cannot be forgone, and is needed most by those who suffer from it most.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Nature, ch. 5 (1836, revised and repr. 1849).
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