A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on anecdotes, hope, learning, men, poetry, spontaneity, thought, traditions, virtue, and wit
Men grind and grind in the mill of a truism, and nothing comes out but what was put in. But the moment they desert the tradition for a spontaneous thought, then poetry, wit, hope, virtue, learning, anecdote, and all flock to their aid.
Source: Literary Ethics. 1838.
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