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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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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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We estimate the wisdom of nations by seeing what they did with their surplus capital.

Finance Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Flowers. . . are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.

Flowers Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth.

Games Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In America the geography is sublime, but the men are not; the inventions are excellent, but the inventors one is sometimes ashamed of.

Geography Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten.

Giving Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.

Giving Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To be great is to be misunderstood.

Greatness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A life in harmony with nature, the love of truth and virtue, will purge the eyes to understanding her text.

Harmony Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nothing is more vulgar than haste.

Haste Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue; and no genius can long or often utter anything which is not invited and gladly entertained by men around him.

Hearing Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Heaven Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The characteristic of genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be common, nor the common heroic.

Heroism Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life: he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.

Home Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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