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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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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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A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self control is the rule. Anger is an uncontrollable feeling that betrays what you are when you are not yourself. Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason. Know this to be the enemy: it is anger, born of desire. -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Anger Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.

Anger Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Pictures must not be too picturesque.

Art and artists Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The human body is a magazine of inventions, the patent office, where are the models from which every hint is taken. All the tools and engines on earth are only extensions of its limbs and senses.

Body Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Some books leave us free and some books make us free.

Books Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.

Candor Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Every burned book enlightens the world.

Censorship Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

Character Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What you are thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.

Character Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms.

Charity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness,--an open and noble temper.

Cheerfulness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.

Cheerfulness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.

Children / youth Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.

Children / youth Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops, but the kind of man that the country ;turns out.

Civilization Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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