quote

Emily Dickinson > Quotes > Quotable Quote

Emily Dickinson

“Tell all the truth but tell it slant,
Success in circuit lies,
Too bright for our infirm delight
The truth's superb surprise;

As lightning to the children eased
With explanation kind,
The truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind.”


Emily Dickinson, Final Harvest: Poems
Read more quotes from Emily Dickinson


Share this quote:

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

All Quotes | My Quotes | Add A Quote

Play The 'Guess That Quote' Game

This Quote Is From

Final Harvest: Poems Final Harvest: Poems by Emily Dickinson
620 ratings, average rating, 38 reviews
buy a copy


Browse By Tag

More...