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Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 05/25/1803
Date of Death: 04/27/1882


 

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes > I hate quotations. Tell me...

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I hate quotations. Tell me what you know!
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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