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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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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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The first wealth is health.

Health 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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Cute is when a person's personality shines through their looks. Like in the way they walk, every time you see them you just want to run up and hug them.

Personality 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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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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The compensations of calamity are made apparent to the understanding also, after long intervals of time.

Calamity 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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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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We love force and we care very little how it is exhibited.

Force 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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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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Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.

Beauty Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Even though we've changed and we're all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we'll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we're not all still friends.

Change Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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