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Quotation by Henry David Thoreau
We may love and not elevate one another. The love that takes us as it finds us degrades us.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Essay on "Chastity and Sensuality" in letter, September 1852, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 207, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
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