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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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Earth proudly wears the Parthenon As best gem upon her zone.

Architecture Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: The Problem

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The alleged power to charm down insanity, or ferocity in beasts, is a power behind the eye.

Insanity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Essays--Conduct of Life--Of Behaviour

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It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.

Cheating Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.

Decision Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It is dainty to be sick if you have leisure and convenience for it.

Illness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to the present.

Selfishness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If I cannot brag of knowing something, then I brag of not knowing it; at any rate, brag.

Bragging Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.

Courtesy Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The machine unmakes the man. Now that the machine is so perfect, the engineer is nobody.

Machine Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Make yourself necessary to somebody.

Needs Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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As the traveler who has lost his way, throws his reins on his horse's neck, and trusts to the instinct of the animal to find his road, so must we do with the divine animal who carries us through this world

Instinct Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Skill to do comes of doing

Knowledge Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're alive.

Weakness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Proverbs like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions.

Proverbs (general) Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Compensation

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The greatest man in history was the poorest.

Poverty Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Domestic Life

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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 , Source: Translations--From Omar Khayyam

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Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms.

Wealth Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Wealth

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The bigger they are, the further they have to fall.

Greatness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Uses of Great Men

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The April winds are magical, And thrill our tuneful frames; The garden-walks are passional To bachelors and dames.

April Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: April

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Language is fossil poetry.

Language Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Essays--The Poet

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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.

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

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Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory.

Victory Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Obedience alone gives the right to command.

Obedience Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.

Cheerfulness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Coolness and absence of heat and haste indicate fine qualities

Coolness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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