Essays and Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

“Ne te quaesiveris extra.”

“Man is his own star; and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man,
Commands all light, all influence, all fate;
Nothing to him falls early or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.”
– Epilogue to Beaumont and Fletcher’s Honest Man’s Fortune