Here’s Ralph Waldo Emerson:
“Ne te quaesiveris extra.”
“Man is his own star, and the soul that can
Render an honest and perfect man,
Command all light, all influence, all fate,
Nothing to him falls early or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill.
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.”
Epilogue to Beaumont and Fletcher’s Honest Man’s Fortune. Excerpt from Self-Reliance by R.W. Emerson
This is from that 105 year old book that I found the other day! I love it and can’t wait to finish reading it. So it’s not actually Emerson’s writing, but I like when authors put beautiful stuff from others in their books. Shows you their favourites too.
And Papa loves her poetry.