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Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

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  • Miles Coatsee
    I think it's "What if they are a litle coarse" (not "course").
    LikeReplyReport 16 years ago
    • STANDS4
      Thank you Miles for reaching us! Though we found that it could be spelled "coarse" in most of the places we found this quote, it was spelt "course". We will leave it like this at this point. Thank you again and have a good day! 
      LikeReplyReport6 years ago

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