Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is easy to carp at colleges, and the college, if he will wait for it, will have its own turn. Genius exists there also, but will not answer a call of a committee of the House of Commons. It is rare, precious, eccentric, and darkling.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Universities," English Traits (1856).
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