Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

To finish the moment, to find the journey's end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom. It is not the part of men, but of fanatics, or of mathematicians, if you will, to say, that, the shortness of life considered, it is not worth caring whether for so short a duration we were sprawling in want, or sitting high. Since our office is with moments, let us husband them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Experience," Essays, Second Series (1844).

Emerson's solution to the Heroklitean dilemma of the succession of time is to give up the search for an overarching theme or undergirding transcendent substance, but to leap from moment to moment in a creative, fanciful frenzy.
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