Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

If men would avoid that general language and general manner in which they strive to hide all that is peculiar and would say only what was uppermost in their own minds after their own individual manner, every man would be interesting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Letter to Mary Moody Emerson. Quoted in Robert D. Richardson, Jr., Emerson: The Mind on Fire, ch. 13 (1995).
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