Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

It has come to be practically a sort of rule in literature that a man, having once shown himself capable of original writing, is entitled thenceforth to steal from the writings of others at discretion.


Representative Men: Seven Lectures (ed. 1850)

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It has come to be practically a sort of rule in literature that a man, having once shown himself capable of original writing, is entitled thenceforth ...

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It has come to be practically a sort of rule in literature that a man, having once shown himself capable of original writing, is entitled thenceforth ...

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It has come to be practically a sort of rule in literature that a man, having once shown himself capable of original writing, is entitled thenceforth ...

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It has come to be practically a sort of rule in literature that a man, having once shown himself capable of original writing, is entitled thenceforth ...