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561 Famous Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
5/25/1803 - 4/27/1882
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Waldo Ralph Emerson     Waldo Emerson Ralph
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The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.

Gifts Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Age Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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As soon as there is life, there is danger

Danger Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The disease with which the human mind now labors is want of faith

Disease Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.

Enemies Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.

Fate Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The first wealth is health.

Health Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it

Language Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.

Life Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

Success Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

Understanding Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.

Winning Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Art and power will go on as they have done,--will make day out of night, time out of space, and space out of time.

Destiny Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Society and Solitude--Works and Days

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Not from a vain or shallow thought His awful Jove young Phidias brought.

Sculpture Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: The Problem

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The alleged power to charm down insanity, or ferocity in beasts, is a power behind the eye.

Insanity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Essays--Conduct of Life--Of Behaviour

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The secret in education lies in respecting the student.

Education Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The virtue in most request is conformity.

Virtue Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

Confession Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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An empire is an immense egotism.

Egotism Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.

Grace Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Volunteerism Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.

Balance Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If I cannot brag of knowing something, then I brag of not knowing it; at any rate, brag.

Bragging Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Friendship Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more of it remains.

Optimism Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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