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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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You shall have joy, or you shall have power, said God; you shall not have both

Joy Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Skill to do comes of doing

Knowledge Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're alive.

Weakness Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Proverbs like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions.

Proverbs (general) Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Compensation

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And striving to be Man, the worm Mounts through all the spires of form.

Progress Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Mayday

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He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.

Enemies Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Translations--From Omar Khayyam

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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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A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

Courage 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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Obedience alone gives the right to command.

Obedience 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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None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

Achievement 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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