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Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Out of Plato come all things that are still written and debated among men of thought. Great havoc makes among our originalities. We have reached the mountain from which all these drift boulders were detached.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Plato; or, the Philosopher," Representative Men (1850).
Alfred North Whitehead expresses strikingly similar sentiments about Plato in his Dialogues.
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