Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

We begin with friendships, and all our youth is a reconnoitering and recruiting of the holy fraternity they shall combine for the salvation of men. But so the remoter stars seem a nebula of united light, yet there is no group which a telescope will not resolve; and the dearest friends are separated by impassable gulfs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Society and Solitude," Society and Solitude (1870).
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