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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1086
AUTHOR:Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82)
QUOTATION:What is life but the angle of vision? A man is measured by the angle at which he looks at objects. What is life but what a man is thinking of all day? This is his fate and his employer. Knowing is the measure of the man. By how much we know, so much we are.
ATTRIBUTION:RALPH WALDO EMERSON, “Natural History of Intellect,” part 1, Natural History of Intellect and Other Papers (vol. 12 of The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson), p. 10 (1921).
SUBJECTS:Life
WORKS:Ralph Waldo Emerson Collection
 
 
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