Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sexton, tolling his bell at noon,
Deems not that great Napoleon
Stops his horse, and lists with delight,
Whilst his files sweep round yon Alpine height;
Nor knowest thou what argument
Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent.
All are needed by each one;
Nothing is fair or good alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. poet, essayist. Each and All (l. 5–12). . .

New Oxford Book of American Verse, The. Richard Ellmann, ed. (1976) Oxford University Press.
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