Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote
There was never a man born so wise or good, but one or more companions came into the world with him, who delight in his faculty, and report it. I cannot see without awe, that no man thinks alone and no man acts alone, but the divine assessors who came up with him into life,--now under one disguise, now under another,--like a police in citizen's clothes, walk with him, step for step, through all kingdoms of time.
The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson...: English traits. Conduct of life. Nature (ed. 1906)