Not he is great who can alter matter, but he who can alter my state of mind.
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Source Notes: Source: RALPH WALDO EMERSON, The American Scholar, oration delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 31, 1837.Nature, Addresses and Lectures , p. 100 .
Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 April 27, 1882) was a famous American essayist and one of America's most influential thinkers and writers.
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