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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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About Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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As soon as there is life, there is danger

Danger 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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The first wealth is health.

Health Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.

Knowledge 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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Cute is when a person's personality shines through their looks. Like in the way they walk, every time you see them you just want to run up and hug them.

Personality Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Men are respectable only as they respect

Respect Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Impossible only means that you haven't found the solution yet.

Solution Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel

Speech Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A man is what he thinks about all day long.

Thought Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

Understanding Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.

Winning Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Come, see the north-wind's masonry, Out of an unseen quarry evermore Furnished with tile, the fierce artificer Curves his white bastions with projected roof Round every windward stake, or tree, or door. Speeding, the myriad-handed, his wild work So fanciful, so savage, naught cares he For number or proportion.

Snow Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: The Snow-Storm

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The first farmer was the first man, and all historic nobility rests on possession and use of land.

Agriculture Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Society and Solitude--Farming

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If you had taken off the shoe then, at length you would feel in what part it pinched you. [Lat., Si calceum induisses, tum demum sentires qua parte te urgeret.]

Shoemaking Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Letters and Social Aims--Greatness

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Burly, dozing humblebee, Where thou art is clime for me. Let them sail for Porto Rique, Far-off heats through seas to seek. I will follow thee alone, Thou animated torrid-zone!

Bees Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: The Humble-Bee

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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.

Consistency Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Essays--Self-Reliance

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