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


 

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes > No law can be sacred to me...

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No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this. The only right is what is after my constitution; the only wrong what is against it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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