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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 you shoot at a king you must kill him.

Leadership Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I pay the schoolmaster but 'tis the schoolboys who educate my son.

Learning Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The whole of what we know is a system of compensations. Each suffering is rewarded; each sacrifice is made up; every debt is paid.

Life Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.

Light Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue.

Listening Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Our high respect for a well-read man is praise enough of literature.

Literature Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I can find my biography in every fable that I read.

Literature Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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People do not deserve to have good writings; they are so pleased with bad.

Literature Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

Luck Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Man is a piece of the universe made alive.

Man Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in?

Marriage Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The mind does not create what it perceives, any more than the eye creates the rose.

Mind Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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All history is a record of the power of minorities, and of minorities of one.

Minority Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The mob is man voluntarily descending to the nature of the beast.

Mob Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Money often costs too much.

Money Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A nation never falls but by suicide.

Nation Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A life in harmony with nature, the love of truth and virtue, will purge the eyes to understanding her text.

Nature Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nature encourages no looseness, pardons no errors.

Nature Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Earth laughs in flowers.

Nature Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Plants are the young of the world, vessels of health and vigor; but they grope ever upward towards consciousness; the trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment, rooted in the ground.

Nature Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We do what we must, and call it by the best names.

Necessity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

Opinion Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

Opinion Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.

Passion 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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