Friday, July 08, 2005

I think we must give up this superstition of company to spend weeks and fortnights. Let my friend come and say that [what] he has to say and go his way. Otherwise we live for show. That happens continually in my house that I am expected to play tame lion by readings and talkings to the friends. The rich live for show; I will not.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

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