A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on ancestors, life, and music

In different hours, a man represents each of several of his ancestors, as if there were seven or eight of us rolled up in each man's skin, - seven or eight ancestors at least, and they constitute the variety of notes for that new piece of music which his life is.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Conduct of Life

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