A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on conservatism, gratitude, inventions, memory, poetry, prayer, prudence, and reform

Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform has no gratitude, no prudence, no husbandry.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Letters and Biographical Sketches, 1883

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