Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Next to the originator of a sentence is the first quoter of it. . . . 

A great man quotes bravely, and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word just as good. . . . 

By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.
(From his 1876 book, Letters and Social Aims.  I like this Emerson guy, who died on this date in 1882.  He makes a lot of sense.)

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