Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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The ancestor of every action is a thought.

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The faith that stands on authority is not faith.

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The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

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The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.

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The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.

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The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.

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The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.

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The first wealth is health.

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The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.

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Some books leave us free and some books make us free.

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Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.

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Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

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Science does not know its debt to imagination.

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Revolutions go not backward.

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The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.

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The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.

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The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

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The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.

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The highest revelation is that God is in every man.

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The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

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Reality is a sliding door.

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The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame

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Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.

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The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?

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The only way to have a friend is to be one.

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The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.

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The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.

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The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.

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The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.

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No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.

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People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know.

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Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.

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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

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Nothing external to you has any power over you.

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Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.

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Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.

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No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.

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One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.

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No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.

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Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.

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Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.

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Nature hates calculators.

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