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561 Famous Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
5/25/1803 - 4/27/1882
Also Known As:  
Waldo Ralph Emerson     Waldo Emerson Ralph
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We must set up a strong present tense against all rumors of wrath, past and to come.

Rumors Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.

Sacrifice Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.

Sacrifice Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The imagination and the senses cannot be gratified at the same time.

Senses Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Sincerity is the highest compliment you can pay.

Sincerity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Sincerity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Cunning is strength withheld.

Strength Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We boast our emancipation from many superstitions; but if we have broken any idols, it is through a transfer of idolatry.

Superstition Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.

Talent Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.

Teamwork Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Men lose their tempers in defending their taste.

Temper Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Our best thoughts come from others.

Thoughts Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.

Thoughts Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.

Thoughts Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Do not be too timid or squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

Timidity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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No man should travel until he has learned the language of the country he visits. Otherwise he voluntarily makes himself a great baby-so helpless and so ridiculous.

Travel Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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One man's justice is another's injustice; one man's beauty is another's ugliness; one man's wisdom is another's folly.

Ugliness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Dear to us are those who love us. . . but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit . . .

Unworthy Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There is always safety in valor.

Valor Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Valor consists in the power of self recovery.

Valor Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.

Value Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Act, if you like, but you do it at your peril. Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.

Victims Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.

Vocation Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We do not count a man's years until he has nothing else to count.

Years Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.

Yield Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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