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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

A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.

Children 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.

Confession Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Earth laughs in flowers.

Flowers Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.

Grace Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To be great is to be misunderstood.

Greatness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.

Lies Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.

Manners Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nations have lost their old omnipotence; the patriotic tiedoes not hold. Nations are getting obsolete, we go and live where we will.

Nationalism 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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The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Friendship Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.

Courtesy Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Disease Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Fame is proof that people are gullible.

Fame Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We love force and we care very little how it is exhibited.

Force Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire

Art Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

Doing your best Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.

Gifts Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Fear always springs from ignorance

Ignorance 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.

Character Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

Civilization Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.

Compromise Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.

Courage Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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No one is too big to be courteous, but some are too little

Courtesy Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The disease with which the human mind now labors is want of faith

Disease 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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