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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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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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Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.

Courage Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word

Cynicism Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A man in debt is so far a slave.

Debt Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Discontent is want of self-reliance; it is infirmity of will

Discontent Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?

Elegance Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Enthusiasm Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.

Enthusiasm Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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All life is an experiment.

Experience Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.

Fiction Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Born for success he seemed, With grace to win, with heart to hold, With shining gifts that took all eyes

Gifts Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

Glory Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you'll reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too.

Grace Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail

Graduation Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue

Hearing Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Hypocrisy Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant

Ignorance Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze

Imagination Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Imitation is suicide

Imitation Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.

Judgement Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.

Knowledge Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something

Learning Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Whatever limits us, we call Fate

Limits Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A man is related to all nature.

Man Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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