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561 Famous Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
5/25/1803 - 4/27/1882
Also Known As:  
Waldo Ralph Emerson     Waldo Emerson Ralph
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About Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

Blessings Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We change, whether we like it or not

Change Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A man in debt is so far a slave.

Debt Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?

Elegance Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.

Enthusiasm Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

Glory Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail

Graduation Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The first wealth is health.

Health Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Hypocrisy Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Imitation is suicide

Imitation Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Patience and fortitude conquer all things

Patience Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely...

Problems Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Impossible only means that you haven't found the solution yet.

Solution Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.

Teachers and teaching 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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The Gothic cathedral is a blossoming in stone subdued by the insatiable demand of harmony in man. The mountain of granite blooms into an eternal flower, with the lightness and delicate finish, as well as the aerial proportions and perspective of vegetable beauty.

Architecture Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Essays--Of History

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When rats leave a sinking ship, where exactly do they think they're going?

Ships Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Essays--Of History

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Half a man's wisdom goes with his courage.

Courage 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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Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Sincerity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.

Vocation 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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There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.

Bragging Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We sometimes meet an original gentleman, who, if manners had not existed, would have invented them.

Gentleman Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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