Ralph Waldo EmersonRalph Waldo Emerson, (1803-1882) American essayist, lecturer, and poet

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

“Persecution readily knits friendship between its victims.”

Ralph Waldo EmersonRalph Waldo Emerson
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Speech, 12 September 1835

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

and if not friendship, at least an eased (uneasy as it may be) relationship of cooperation.

jim k, Austin,Tx

Jews in Nazi concentration camps would be a good example.

J Carlton, Calgary

The enemy of my enemy is my friend?

E Archer, NYC

I suppose the revolution will come when there are so many laws that all are persecuted equally -- logically it is only a matter of time. But what the revolution will establish, no one can know for sure -- look at France and Russia -- they fought for one thing and got another...


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