02 February 2008

Ralph Waldo Emerson

[from Ralph Waldo Emerson's journal, July 21, 1837]

Courage consists in the conviction that they with whom you contend are no more than you. If we believed in the existence of strict individuals, natures, that is, not radically identical but unknown, immeasurable, we should never dare to fight.

Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1836-1838: With Annotations

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