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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

We all boil at different degrees

Humanity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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You shall have joy, or you shall have power, said God; you shall not have both

Joy Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it

Language 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.

Losing Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Men are what their mothers made them

Men Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The man who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds at midnight has been present like an archangel at the creation of light and of the world

Night Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Self-sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow

Self-sacrifice 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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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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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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From the feet, Hercules. [Lat., Ex pede Herculem.]

Sculpture Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Society and Solitude--Art

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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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As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.

Obstacles 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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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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One of the most wonderful things in nature is a glance of the eye; it transcends speech; it is the bodily symbol of identity.

Identity 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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