Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The dogma of the mystic offices of Christ being dropped, and he standing on his genius as a moral teacher, 'tis impossible to maintain the old emphasis of his personality; and it recedes, as all persons must, before the sublimity of the moral laws.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Worship," The Conduct of Life (1860).
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