As Old As Yourself (Emerson)

emerson “Were you ever instructed by a wise and eloquent man? Remember, then, were not the words that made your blood run to your cheeks, that made you tremble or delighted you,—did they not sound to you as old as yourself? Was it not truth that you knew before, or do you expect to be moved from the pulpit or from man by anything but plain truth? Never. It is God in your that responds to God without, or affirms his own words trembling on the lips of another.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson