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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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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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Dear to us are those who love us. . . but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit . . .

Rejection 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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Religion is as effectually destroyed by bigotry as by indifference.

Bigotry 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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The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennuis, vanish,--all duties even.

Affection 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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Money often costs too much.

Money 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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Skill to do comes of doing

Knowledge Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Each one of us has the power to make others feel better or worse. Making others feel better is much more fun than making others feel worse. Making others feel better generally makes us feel better.

Power 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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Too busy with the crowded hour to fear to live or die.

Work Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Quatrains--Nature

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