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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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If a man owns land, the land owns him.

Land Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.

Sacrifice Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Sincerity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.

Vocation Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Volunteerism Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.

Balance 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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We sometimes meet an original gentleman, who, if manners had not existed, would have invented them.

Gentleman Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Where there is no vision a people perish.

Vision Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.

Action Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.

Beauty Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Even though we've changed and we're all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we'll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we're not all still friends.

Change Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Love is saying 'I feel differently' instead of 'You're wrong.'

Kindness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.

Age Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

Anger Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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As soon as there is life, there is danger

Danger Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Insist upon yourself. Be original.

Doing your best Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.

Enemies Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.

Fate Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.

Fear Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

Generosity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Happiness is like a kiss...you must share it to enjoy it.

Happiness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Laugh often,Dream big,Reach for the stars!

Laughter Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.

Life Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away

Life Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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