Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Words are finite organs of the infinite mind. They cannot cover the dimensions of what is in truth. They break, chop, and impoverish it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Nature, ch. 5 (1836, revised and repr. 1849).

Clearly Emerson is ambivalent about the nature and uses of language.
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