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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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About Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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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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