Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

So in writing, there is always a right word, and every other than that is wrong. There is no beauty in words except in their collocation. The effect of a fanciful word misplaced, is like that of a horn of exquisite polish growing on a human head.


Essays and Poems of Emerson (ed. 1921)

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So in writing, there is always a right word, and every other than that is wrong. There is no beauty in words except in their collocation. The effect...

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So in writing, there is always a right word, and every other than that is wrong. There is no beauty in words except in their collocation. The effect...

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So in writing, there is always a right word, and every other than that is wrong. There is no beauty in words except in their collocation. The effect...

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So in writing, there is always a right word, and every other than that is wrong. There is no beauty in words except in their collocation. The effect...