Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is true that genius takes its rise out of the mountains of rectitude; that all beauty and power which men covet are somehow born out of that Alpine district; that any extraordinary degree of beauty in man or woman involves a moral charm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Worship," The Conduct of Life (1860).
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