October 10, 2023

Ralph Waldo Emerson on the importance of trial and error as a way of living:

“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.”

Source: Journal entry (November 1842)


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