Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Solitude is impractical, and society fatal. We must keep our head in the one and our hands in the other. The conditions are met, if we keep our independence, yet do not lose our sympathy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Society and Solitude," Society and Solitude (1870).
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