Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

But wise men pierce this rotten diction and fasten words again to visible things; so that picturesque language is at once a commanding certificate that he who employs it, is a man in alliance with truth and God.


Prose Works (ed. 1872)

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But wise men pierce this rotten diction and fasten words again to visible things; so that picturesque language is at once a commanding certificate...

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But wise men pierce this rotten diction and fasten words again to visible things; so that picturesque language is at once a commanding certificate...

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But wise men pierce this rotten diction and fasten words again to visible things; so that picturesque language is at once a commanding certificate...

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But wise men pierce this rotten diction and fasten words again to visible things; so that picturesque language is at once a commanding certificate...