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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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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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Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.

Generosity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is a grand passion.

Horses Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Instinct Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Make yourself necessary to somebody.

Necessity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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For it is not metres, but a metre-making argument that makes a poem.

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

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Out from the heart of nature rolled The burdens of the Bible old.

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

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When Shakespeare is charges with debts to his authors, Landor replies, "Yet he was more original than his originals. He breathed upon dead bodies and brought them into life." - Ralph Waldo Emerson,

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

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London is the epitome of our times, and the Rome of to-day.

London Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: English Traits--Result

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Sanity is very rare: every man almost, and every woman, has a dash of madness.

Sanity Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Only an inventor knows how to borrow, and every man is or should be an inventor.

Borrowing Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Make yourself necessary to somebody.

Necessity 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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The world always had the same bankrupt look, to foregoing ages as to us.

World Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We must be our own before we can be another's.

Mankind Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We are wiser than we know.

Mankind Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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When it is darkest, men see the stars.

Mankind Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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