A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on biography, fishing, foolishness, history, and reality

But our wiser years still run back to the despised recollections of childhood, and always we are fishing up some wonderful article out of that pond; until, by and by, we begin to suspect that the biography of the one foolish person we know is, in reality, nothing less than the miniature paraphrase of the hundred volumes of the Universal History.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: “Intellect” from Essays: First Series (1841)

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