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with her, and gain all, and lose all, as her wheel Selfrolls. But do thou leave as unlawful these winnings, Reliance and deal with Cause and Effect, the chancellors of God. In the Will, work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance, and shalt always drag her after thee. A political victory, a rise of rents, the recovery of your sick, or the return of your absent friend, or some other quite external event, raises your spirits, and you think good days are preparing for you Do not believe it. It can never be so. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself ☘ Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.
Here endeth the Essay on Self-Reliance, written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and done into a Book by The Roycrofters, at their shop which is in East Aurora, Erie County, New York, MCMVIII.