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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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About Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Thought Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The greatest man in history was the poorest.

Poverty Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Domestic Life

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Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snow, and, driving o'er the fields, Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven, And veils the farmhouse at the garden's end. The sled and traveller stopped, the courier's feet Delayed, all friends shut out, the housemates sit Around the radiant fireplace, enclosed In a tumultuous privacy of storm.

Snow Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: The Snow-Storm

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Seeing only what is fair, Sipping only what is sweet, . . . . Leave the chaff, and take the wheat.

Bees Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: The Humble-Bee

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When Shakespeare is charges with debts to his authors, Landor replies, "Yet he was more original than his originals. He breathed upon dead bodies and brought them into life." - Ralph Waldo Emerson,

Plagiarism Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Letters and Social Aims--Quotation and Originality

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The sea returning day by day Restores the world-wide mart. So let each dweller on the Bay Fold Boston in his heart Till these echoes be choked with snows Or over the town blue ocean flows.

Boston Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Boston (st. 20)

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Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone. - Ralph Waldo Emerson,

Language Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Letters and Social Aims--Quotation and Originality

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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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Earth proudly wears the Parthenon As best gem upon her zone.

Architecture 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 virtue in most request is conformity.

Virtue Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We live by our imagination, our admirations, and our sentiments.

Admiration Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.

Attitude Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It is dainty to be sick if you have leisure and convenience for it.

Illness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.

Lies Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nations have lost their old omnipotence; the patriotic tiedoes not hold. Nations are getting obsolete, we go and live where we will.

Nationalism Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Sanity is very rare: every man almost, and every woman, has a dash of madness.

Sanity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to the present.

Selfishness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Sincerity is the highest compliment you can pay.

Sincerity 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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Only an inventor knows how to borrow, and every man is or should be an inventor.

Borrowing Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The whole of what we know is a system of compensations. Each suffering is rewarded; each sacrifice is made up; every debt is paid.

Life Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The machine unmakes the man. Now that the machine is so perfect, the engineer is nobody.

Machine 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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