Emerson is over-quoted and often mis-quoted.
Yet, after 150-odd years, the old Sage of Concord continues to offer some wisdom for both seculars and spirituals.
I found this little gem while preparing to teach a college course that begins next week. I actually needed to read and reflect on this.
“Do not waste yourself in rejection; do not bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson (Journals, July 1841)