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

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

“When you strike at a king, you must kill him.”

Ralph Waldo EmersonRalph Waldo Emerson
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson's reply to undergraduate at Harvard, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.'s essay critical of the philosopher Plato.
Elizabeth S. Sergeant, Fire under the Andes (Port Washington: Kennikat Press, 1927), p. 315.

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