Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

I am thankful for small mercies. I compared notes with one of my friends who expect everything of the universe, and is disappointed when anything is less than the best, and I found that I begin at the other extreme, expecting nothing, and am always full of thanks for moderate good.... If we will take the good we find,... we shall have heaping measures....


The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With a Biographical Introduction and Notes (ed. 1904)

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I am thankful for small mercies. I compared notes with one of my friends who expect everything of the universe, and is disappointed when anything is...

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I am thankful for small mercies. I compared notes with one of my friends who expect everything of the universe, and is disappointed when anything is...

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I am thankful for small mercies. I compared notes with one of my friends who expect everything of the universe, and is disappointed when anything is...

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I am thankful for small mercies. I compared notes with one of my friends who expect everything of the universe, and is disappointed when anything is...