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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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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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Nothing is rich but the inexhaustible wealth of nature. She shows us only surfaces, but she is a million fathoms deep.

Nature Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A good intention but fixed and resolute - bent on high and holy ends, we shall find means to them on every side and at every moment; and even obstacles and opposition will but make us "like the fabled specter-ships," which sail the fastest in the very teeth of the wind.

Obstacles Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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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Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting -- a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.

Opportunity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

Peace Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.

Quotes Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The adventitious beauty of poetry may be felt in the greater delight with a verse given in a happy quotation than in the poem.

Quotes Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The foundations of a person are not in matter but in spirit.

Spirituality Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.

Truth Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The virtues of society are vices of the saint. The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.

Virtue Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.

Ability Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.

Affirmation Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The intellectual man requires a fine bait; the sots are easily amused. But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge.

Amusement Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self control is the rule.

Anger Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause.

Applause Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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