Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not you see that every misfortune is misconduct; that every honour is desert; that every effort is an insolence of your own?... You carry your fortune in your own hand.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson, vol. 3 (1960-1978).
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