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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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About Ralph Waldo Emerson

An empire is an immense egotism.

Egotism Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Eloquence is the power to translate a truth into language perfectly intelligible to the person to whom you speak.

Eloquence Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If a man owns land, the land owns him.

Land 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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God enters by a private door into every individual.

God Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

Patience Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.

Teaching Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.

Time 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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A man's style is his mind's voice. Wooden minds, wooden voices.

Voice Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Our strength grows out of our weakness.

Weakness 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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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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We must be our own before we can be another's.

Mankind Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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People only see what they are prepared to see.

Vision 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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We change, whether we like it or not

Change Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred.

Commerce Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.

Common sense Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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