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

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

Attitude Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The faith that stand on authority is not faith.

Authority Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears beauty.

Beliefs Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader. The profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until an equal mind and heart finds and publishes it.

Books Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Every calamity is a spur and valuable hint.

Calamity 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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These times of ours are serious and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike. As soon as there is life there is danger.

Calamity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.

Children Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.

Contradiction Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Half a man's wisdom goes with his courage.

Courage Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What a new face courage puts on everything!

Courage Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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