Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only sin is limitation. As soon as you once come up with a man's limitations, it is all over with him. Has he talents? has he enterprise? has he knowledge? It boots not. Infinitely alluring and attractive was he to you yesterday, a great hope, a sea to swim in; now, you have found his shores, found it a pond, and you care not if you never see it again.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Circles," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).
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