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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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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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A man is related to all nature.

Nature Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.

Religion Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one

Virtue 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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The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Action Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage

Action Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child.

Adulthood Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.

Art Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There is properly no history; only biography

Biography Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I can find my biography in every fable that I read

Biography Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We change, whether we like it or not

Change 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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My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock, should find the time in my face.

Clocks Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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For me, commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred; nor can I detach one duty, like you, from all other duties, and concentrate my forces mechanically on the payment of moneys

Commerce 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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