Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

When a thought of Plato becomes a thought to me,—when a truth that fired the soul of Pindar fires mine, time is no more. When I feel that we two meet in a perception, that our two souls are tinged with the same hue, and do as it were run into one, why should I measure degrees of latitude, why should I count Egyptian years?
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "History," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).
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