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NUMBER: 1819
AUTHOR: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82)
QUOTATION: These times of ours are serious and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike. As soon as there is life there is danger.
ATTRIBUTION: RALPH WALDO EMERSON, “Public and Private Education,” lecture before the Parker Fraternity, Boston, Massachusetts, November 27, 1864.—Emerson, Uncollected Lectures, ed. Clarence Gohdes, p. 14 (1932).