Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

Personal beauty is then first charming and itself, when it dissatisfies us with any end; when it becomes a story without an end; when it suggests gleams and visions, and not earthly satisfactions; when it makes the beholder feel his unworthiness; when he cannot feel his right to it, though he were Caesar; he cannot feel more right to it than to the firmament and the splendors of a sunset.


The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays, first series (ed. 1971)

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Personal beauty is then first charming and itself, when it dissatisfies us with any end; when it becomes a story without an end; when it suggests...

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Personal beauty is then first charming and itself, when it dissatisfies us with any end; when it becomes a story without an end; when it suggests...

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Personal beauty is then first charming and itself, when it dissatisfies us with any end; when it becomes a story without an end; when it suggests...

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Personal beauty is then first charming and itself, when it dissatisfies us with any end; when it becomes a story without an end; when it suggests...