Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

The one prudence in life is concentration; the one evil is dissipation: and it makes no difference whether our dissipations are coarse or fine; property and its cares, friends and a social habit, or politics, or music, or feasting. Everything is good which takes away one plaything and delusion more, and drives us home to add one stroke of faithful work.


The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson...: English traits. Conduct of life. Nature (ed. 1906)

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The one prudence in life is concentration; the one evil is dissipation: and it makes no difference whether our dissipations are coarse or fine;...

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The one prudence in life is concentration; the one evil is dissipation: and it makes no difference whether our dissipations are coarse or fine;...

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The one prudence in life is concentration; the one evil is dissipation: and it makes no difference whether our dissipations are coarse or fine;...

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The one prudence in life is concentration; the one evil is dissipation: and it makes no difference whether our dissipations are coarse or fine;...