Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is commonly said by farmers, that a good pear or apple costs no more time or pains to rear, than a poor one; so I would have no work of art, no speech, or action, or thought, or friend, but the best.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Nominalist and Realist," Essays, Second Series (1844).
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