Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

God never jests with us, and will not compromise the end of nature, by permitting any inconsequence in its procession.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Nature, ch. 6 (1836, revised and repr. 1849).

A reference to Descartes and his argument that God would not deceive us.
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