It is easy to live in the world after the world's opinion; it is easy to live in solitude after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson oh man, a certain right wing party needs to read that, if they could understand it!
"If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years, how man would marvel and stare." - Ralph Waldo Emerson---- but we absolutely take it for granted every single day. We are sometimes a most thankless group of people.