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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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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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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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Religion is as effectually destroyed by bigotry as by indifference.

Bigotry Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Blame is safer than praise.

Blame Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I pay the schoolmaster, but 'tis the schoolboys that educate my son.

Boys Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Spartans, stoics, heroes, saints and gods use short and positive speech.

Brevity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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How much of human life is lost in waiting.

Waiting Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Wealth is in applications of mind to nature; and the art of getting rich consists not in industry, much less in saving, but in a better order, in timeliness, in being at the right spot.

Wealth Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Let us be silent that we may hear the whispers of the gods.

Whisper Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.

Wonder Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.

World 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 . . .

Worth 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.

Wrath Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Let us be poised, and wise, and our own, today.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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All diseases run into one, old age.

Age Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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All history is but the lengthened shadow of a great man.

History Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.

Friendship Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The only way to have a friend is to be one. -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Friendship Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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