Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shall we then judge a country by the majority, or by the minority? By the minority, surely. 'Tis pedantry to estimate nations by the census, or by square miles of land, or other than by their importance to the mind of the time.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Considerations by the Way," The Conduct of Life (1860).
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