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Selected Quotes from Emerson's Essay: Compensation

  ''In 'Compensation,' Emerson unveils the eternal truth that binds us all, reminding us to live in sync with the universe to unlock the treasures of existence.'' Michael Corthell Summary of Emerson's Essay: Compensation "Compensation," written by Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1841, is a philosophical essay that explores the concept of balance and reciprocity in life. Emerson argues that the universe operates on the principle of compensation, where every action has a corresponding reaction. He emphasizes the importance of understanding this principle and living in accordance with it to achieve a sense of balance and fulfillment in life. Those who fail to do so will experience frustration and disappointment.  The essay is considered one of Emerson's most significant works and a seminal text in American literature. It expresses his philosophical beliefs about the interconnectedness of all things and the importance of living in harmony with the universe