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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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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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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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No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature.

Law Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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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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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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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