There are three wants which can never be satisfied :
that of the rich, who wants something more;
that of the sick, who wants something different;
and that of the traveler, who says,
,,Anywhere but here.’’

Waldo Emerson



It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion;
it is easy in solitude to live after our own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps
with perfect sweetness
the independence of solitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

about compensation

For every grain of wit there is a grain of folly.
For every thing you have missed,
you have gained something else;
and for everything you gain,
you lose something.

Ralph Waldo Emerson