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561 Famous Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
5/25/1803 - 4/27/1882
Also Known As:  
Waldo Ralph Emerson     Waldo Emerson Ralph
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The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

Civilization Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Computer / technology / science Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.

Conformity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Conversation is an art in which man has all mankind for competitors.

Conversation Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Courage Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass.

Crime Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Blame is safer than praise.

Criticism Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Culture is one thing and varnish is another.

Culture Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Culture, with us, ends in headache.

Culture Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word.

Cynic Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Wilt thou seal up the avenues of ill? Pay every debt as if God wrote the bill.

Debt Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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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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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