Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear, when your friends say to you what you have done well, and say it through; but when they stand with uncertain timid looks of respect and half-dislike, and must suspend their judgement for years to come, you may begin to hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Character," Essays, Second Series (1844).
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