The Independence of Solitude

Moon on  water

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 world, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Follow our path

Rain puddle in the road

We must follow our own path and not worry about the puddles into which we fall; otherwise we should never move on at all. The journey itself repairs the accidents into which it has led us; we dry ourselves, shake ourselves and on we go again. Tidy and timid travellers are never good travellers.

– Abbé de Tourville