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Quotation by Henry David Thoreau
The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 132, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
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