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Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
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Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
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Daemon wrote:
Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


The love of truth... Is it passion or something else?
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I think the significant word is “affectation.” Truth is always preferred to prentense of Love.
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Truth and Love are connected by the characteristic of the free-will.
We need to exert the free-will to love as much as to tell (deal with) the truth.
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Daemon wrote:
Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


The real orange and the dried apple pretending to be juicy can be compared after all.
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Context from: Self-Reliance: Essays, First Series, 1841.

A man is to carry himself in the presence of all opposition as if every thing were titular and ephemeral but he. I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions. Every decent and well-spoken individual affects and sways me more than is right. I ought to go upright and vital, and speak the rude truth in all ways. If malice and vanity wear the coat of philanthropy, shall that pass? If an angry bigot assumes this bountiful cause of Abolition, and comes to me with his last news from Barbadoes, why should I not say to him, 'Go love thy infant; love thy wood-chopper; be good-natured and modest; have that grace; and never varnish your hard, uncharitable ambition with this incredible tenderness for black folk a thousand miles off. Thy love afar is spite at home.' Rough and graceless would be such greeting, but truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it,—else it is none. The doctrine of hatred must be preached, as the counteraction of the doctrine of love, when that pules and whines. I shun father and mother and wife and brother when my genius calls me. I would write on the lintels of the door-post, Whim.

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