A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on character, habits, honor, independence, men, privacy, self-esteem, simplicity, solitude, and world

Self Esteem::"It is very easy in the world to live by the opinion of the world. It is very easy in solitude to be self-centered. But the finished man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. I knew a man of simple habits and earnest character who never put out his hands nor opened his lips to court the public, and having survived several rotten reputations of younger men, honor came at last and sat down with him upon his private bench from which he had never stirred.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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