Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Logic is the procession or proportionate unfolding of the intuition; but its virtue is as silent method; the moment it would appear as propositions, and have a separate value, it is worthless.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Intellect," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).

In his early journal entries, Emerson often admits he is not a logical machine that can churn out syllogistic pearls of wisdom. One might read his paeans to intuition as an attempt to argue that poetic talents are epistemologically valuable and ought not to be banished by philosophers.
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