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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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The house is a castle which the King cannot enter.

Home Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: English Traits--Wealth

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In sculpture did ever anybody call the Apollo a fancy piece? Or say of the Laocoon how it might be made difference? A masterpiece of art has in the mind a fixed place in the chain of being, as much as a plant or a crystal.

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

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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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Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.

Light Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Nature (ch. III)

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Every day brings a ship, Every ship brings a word; Well for those who have no fear, Looking seaward well assured That the word the vessel brings Is the word they wish to hear.

Post Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Letters

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The true ship is the ship builder.

Ships 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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Men love to wonder and that is the seed of our science.

Wonders Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Works and Days

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Nor count compartments of the floors, But mount to paradise By the stairway of surprise.

Paradise Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Merlin

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Peace has its victories, but it takes a brave man to win them.

Peace Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.

Education Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Friendship is an order of nobility; from its revelations we come more worthily into nature.

Friendship Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Friendship demands the ability to do without it.

Friendship Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

Courage Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Character Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances -- it was somebody's name, or he happened to be there at the time, or it was so then, and another day would have been otherwise. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

Circumstances Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

Destiny Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The secret of education is respecting the pupil.

Education Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To be great is to be misunderstood.

Excellence Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The faith that stand on authority is not faith.

Faith Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.

Happiness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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All mankind loves a lover.

Love Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of hidden stuff.

Nature Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations.

Nature Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nature... She pardons no mistakes. Her yea is yea, and her nay, nay.

Nature Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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