Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunday Transcendentalist Quote

From "The Transcendentalist" by Ralph Waldo Emerson as printed in American Transcendentalism by Philip F. Gura.

Amidst the downward tendency and proneness of things, when every voice is raised for a new road or another statue, or a subscription of stock, for an improvement in dress, or in dentistry, for a new house or a larger business, for a political party, or the division of an estate -- will you not tolerate one or two solitary voices in the land, speaking for thoughts and principles not marketable and perishable?

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