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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

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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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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Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred.

Commerce 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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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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No book was ever written down by any but itself.

Reputation Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Spiritual Laws

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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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The secret in education lies in respecting the student.

Education 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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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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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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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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