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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

Insist upon yourself. Be original.

Doing your best Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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By nature all people are alike, but by education become different

Education 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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We all boil at different degrees

Humanity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it

Language Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Men are what their mothers made them

Men Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The man who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds at midnight has been present like an archangel at the creation of light and of the world

Night 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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Self-sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow

Self-sacrifice Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Thought Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snow, and, driving o'er the fields, Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven, And veils the farmhouse at the garden's end. The sled and traveller stopped, the courier's feet Delayed, all friends shut out, the housemates sit Around the radiant fireplace, enclosed In a tumultuous privacy of storm.

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

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The sea returning day by day Restores the world-wide mart. So let each dweller on the Bay Fold Boston in his heart Till these echoes be choked with snows Or over the town blue ocean flows.

Boston Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Boston (st. 20)

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Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone. - Ralph Waldo Emerson,

Language Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Letters and Social Aims--Quotation and Originality

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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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The virtue in most request is conformity.

Virtue Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We live by our imagination, our admirations, and our sentiments.

Admiration Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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 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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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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