In London on 19 April 1848, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in his journal:

Happy is he who looks only into his work to know if it will succeed, never into the times or the public opinion; and who writes from the love of imparting certain thoughts and not from the necessity of sale — who writes always to the unknown friend.

(cf. RalphWaldoEmerson (5 Aug 2003), ...)

TopicLiterature - TopicJournalizing - 2007-06-21

(correlates: StingingDialect, EmersonOnSelfImprovement, DailyPresents, ...)