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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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No book was ever written down by any but itself.

Reputation Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Spiritual Laws

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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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To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.

Attitude 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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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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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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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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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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Sincerity is the highest compliment you can pay.

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

Optimism Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless!

Quarrel 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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Make yourself necessary to somebody.

Needs Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.

Coaches and coaching Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience.

Experience 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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