Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

Universities are of course hostile to geniuses, which, seeing and using ways of their own, discredit the routine: as churches and monasteries persecute youthful saints.


The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Comprising His Essays, Lectures, Poems, and Orations (ed. 1866)

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Universities are of course hostile to geniuses, which, seeing and using ways of their own, discredit the routine: as churches and monasteries...

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Universities are of course hostile to geniuses, which, seeing and using ways of their own, discredit the routine: as churches and monasteries...

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Universities are of course hostile to geniuses, which, seeing and using ways of their own, discredit the routine: as churches and monasteries...

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Universities are of course hostile to geniuses, which, seeing and using ways of their own, discredit the routine: as churches and monasteries...