Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

There will always be in society certain persons who are mercuries of its approbation, and whose glance will at any time determinefor the curious their standing in the world. These are the chamberlains of the lesser gods. Accept their coldness as an omen of grace with the loftier deities, and allow them all their privilege.


Emerson's Complete Works (ed. 1876)

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There will always be in society certain persons who are mercuries of its approbation, and whose glance will at any time determinefor the curious...

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There will always be in society certain persons who are mercuries of its approbation, and whose glance will at any time determinefor the curious...

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There will always be in society certain persons who are mercuries of its approbation, and whose glance will at any time determinefor the curious...

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There will always be in society certain persons who are mercuries of its approbation, and whose glance will at any time determinefor the curious...