Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be sure then to read no mean books. Shun the spawn of the press on the gossip of the hour. Do not read what you shall learn, without asking, in the street and the train.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Books," Society and Solitude (1870).
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