A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on independence, solitude, and world

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Modern Library)

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