Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most advanced nations are always those who navigate the most. The power which the sea requires in the sailor makes a man of him very fast, and the change of shores and population clears his head of much nonsense of his wigwam.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Civilization," Society and Solitude (1870).
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