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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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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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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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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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Insist on yourself; never imitate.

Imitation Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I think no chair is so much needed.

Libraries Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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People do not deserve to have good writings; they are so pleased with the bad.

Literature 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.

Mentors Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Nations Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.

Necessity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.

Occupation Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.

Paradise Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Every thought which genius and piety throw into the world alters the world.

Piety Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze.

Quality Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Money is the representative of a certain quantity of corn or other commodity. It is so much warmth, so much bread.

Quantity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The more reason, the less government.

Reason Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Every reform was once a private opinion, and when it shall be a private opinion again, it will solve the problem of the age.

Reform Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I consider theology to be the rhetoric of morals.

Rhetoric Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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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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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