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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

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.

Gifts Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Love is saying 'I feel differently' instead of 'You're wrong.'

Kindness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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People only see what they are prepared to see.

Vision Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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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Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.

Common sense 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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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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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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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 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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A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.

Children 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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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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Where there is no vision a people perish.

Vision Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.

Action Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire

Art Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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