Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

Though love repine, and reason chafe,
There came a voice without reply, —
"'Tis man's perdition to be safe,
When for the truth he ought to die."


Sacrifice. - May-Day and Other Pieces (1867)

Picture Quote 1

Though love repine, and reason chafe, There came a voice without reply, — 'Tis man's perdition to be safe, When for the truth he ought to die.

Picture Quote 2

Though love repine, and reason chafe, There came a voice without reply, — 'Tis man's perdition to be safe, When for the truth he ought to die.

Picture Quote 3

Though love repine, and reason chafe, There came a voice without reply, — 'Tis man's perdition to be safe, When for the truth he ought to die.

Picture Quote 4

Though love repine, and reason chafe, There came a voice without reply, — 'Tis man's perdition to be safe, When for the truth he ought to die.