Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The superstitions of our age are,
the fear of Catholicism
the fear of Pauperism
the fear of immigration
the fear of manufacturing interests
the fear of radicalism or democracy
and faith in the steam engine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Emerson in His Journals, August 1847, ed. Joel Porte (1982).
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