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Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is life but the angle of vision? A man is measured by the angle at which he looks at objects. What is life but what a man is thinking all day? This is his fate and his employer. Knowing is the measure of the man. By how much we know, so much we are.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. repr. In The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, vol. 12 (1921). Natural History of Intellect, pt. 1 (1893).
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