Beautiful is the veneration of men; beautiful that it should be so dear to them

Beautiful is the veneration of men; beautiful that it should be so dear to them, that they are jealous & furious if it be offended, & will immolate the offender. The flames they kindle around the martyr are the far prophecy of the flames they will brave themselves when their veneration is enlightened.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks 7:34

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