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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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A man in debt is so far a slave.

Debt Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The ship of heaven guides itself and will not accept a wooden rudder.

Dependence Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Men are what their mothers made them.

Destiny Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.

Dreams Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide.

Education Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide. -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Education Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I pay the schoolmaster, but 'tis the schoolboys that educate my son. -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Education Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyfull of words and do not know a thing. The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education. -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Education Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Extremes meet and there is no better example than the haughtiness of humility.

Extremes Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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An eye can threaten like a loaded and levelled gun, or it can insult like hissing or kicking; or, in its altered mood, by beams of kindness, it can make the heart dance for joy.

Eye Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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One of the most wonderful things in nature is a glance of the eye; it transcends speech; it is the bodily symbol of identity.

Eye Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

Fortune Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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For what avail the plough or sail, Or land or life, if freedom fail?

Freedom Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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For everything you have missed you have gained something.

Gain Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.

Genius Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Genius Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men--that is genius.

Genius Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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God enters by a private door into every individual.

God Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A good indignation brings out all one's powers.

Hate Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What your heart thinks is great, is great. The soul's emphasis is always right. -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Heart-quotes Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar. -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Heart-quotes Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To believe your own thought, to believe that that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men,-that is genius. -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Heart-quotes Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Man is physically as well as metaphysically a thing of shreds and patches, borrowed unequally from good and bad ancestors, and a misfit from the start.

Humanity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.

Intelligence Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.

Language Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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