Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fruits are acceptable gifts, because they are the flower of commodities, and admit of fantastic values being attached to them. If a man should send to me to come a hundred miles to visit him, and should set before me a basket of fine summer-fruit, I should think there was some proportion between the labor and the reward.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Gifts," Essays, Second Series (1844).

Emerson, ever fond of the pun, plays with the notion of the fruits of our labors.
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