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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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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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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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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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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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Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.

Courage Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Cunning is strength withheld.

Cunning Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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As soon as there is life there is danger.

Danger 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.

Debt Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Doubt Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Eloquence is the power to translate a truth into language perfectly intelligible to the person to whom you speak.

Eloquence Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Enthusiasm Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse- power of the understanding.

Enthusiasm Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There is no strong performance without a little fanaticism in the performer.

Fanatics Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There is no strong performance without a little fanaticism in the performer.

Fanaticism Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.

Fate Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A man's personal defects will commonly have with the rest of the world precisely that importance which they have to himself. If he makes light of them, so will other men.

Fault Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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