Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

In youth, we clothe ourselves with rainbows, with hope & love, & go as brave as the zodiack. In age we put out another sort of perspiration; gout, fever, rheumatism, caprice, doubt, fretting, and avarice.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Emerson in His Journals, October-November 1849, ed. Joel Porte (1982).
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