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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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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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There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.

Bragging 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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He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, while he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere.

Friendship Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.

Friendship Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.

Action Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.

Action Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennuis, vanish,--all duties even.

Affection Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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