“However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. God will see that you do want society.”
This quote reflects Transcendentalism by representing the idea that there is a higher being, a Divine Soul (God) that watches over and rewards everything that anyone does. Also, it represents the idea of living simply without unneeded luxuries, as it takes away from the meaning of life as being self reliant, and not conforming to society.