Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have heard that whoever loves is in no condition old. I have heard that whenever the name of man is spoken, the doctrine of immortality is announced; it cleaves to his constitution. The mode of it baffles our wit, and no whisper comes to us from the other side. But the inference from the working of intellect, hiving knowledge, hiving skill,—at the end of life just ready to be born,—affirms the inspirations of affection and of the moral sentiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Old Age," Society and Solitude (1870).
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