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“You must read Plato. But you must hold him at arm’s length and say, ‘Plato, you have delighted and edified mankind for two thousand years. What have you to say to me?’”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, attr. in, Felix Frankfurter Reminisces, by Harlan Buddington Phillips

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