Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Very few of our race can be said to be yet finished men. We still carry sticking to us some remains of the preceding inferior quadruped organization. We call these millions men; but they are not yet men. Half-engaged in the soil, pawing to get free, man needs all the music that can be brought to disengage him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).
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