Rings and jewels are not gifts, but apologies for gifts. The only gift is a portion of thyself. Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
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Rings and jewels are not gifts, but apologies for gifts. The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

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What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Some books leave us free and some books make us free.

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