Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

Is not every man sometimes a radical in politics? Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are conservatives after dinner, or before taking their rest; when they are sick, or aged. In the morning, or when their intellect or their conscience has been aroused; when they hear music, or when they read poetry, they are radicals.


Essays: Second Series (1844) - New England Reformers

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Is not every man sometimes a radical in politics? Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are...

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Is not every man sometimes a radical in politics? Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are...

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Is not every man sometimes a radical in politics? Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are...

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Is not every man sometimes a radical in politics? Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are...