Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you meet a sectary, or a hostile partisan, never recognize the dividing lines; but meet on what common ground remains,—if only that the sun shines, and the rain rains for both; the area will widen very fast, and ere you know it the boundary mountains, on which the eye had fastened, have melted into air.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Prudence," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).
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