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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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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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Daughter of Time, the hypocrite Days, Muffled and dumb like barefoot dervishes, And marching single in an endless file, Bring diadems and fagots in their hands; To each they offer gifts after his will, Bread, kingdom, stars, and sky that holds them all; I, in my pleached garden watched the pomp Forgot my morning wishes, hastily Took a few herbs and apples, and the Day Turned and departed silent. I too late Under her solemn fillet saw the scorn.

Day Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Days

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Not from a vain or shallow thought His awful Jove young Phidias brought.

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

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When rats leave a sinking ship, where exactly do they think they're going?

Ships Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Essays--Of History

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Men love to wonder and that is the seed of our science.

Wonders Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Works and Days

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Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.

Choices Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The secret in education lies in respecting the student.

Education Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.

Trust Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The compensations of calamity are made apparent to the understanding also, after long intervals of time.

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

Decision Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Earth laughs in flowers.

Flowers Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Flowers. . . are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.

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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A life in harmony with nature, the love of truth and virtue, will purge the eyes to understanding her text.

Harmony Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nothing is more vulgar than haste.

Haste 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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Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.

Sacrifice Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Sincerity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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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Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.

Vocation Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.

Bragging Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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