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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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The greatest difficulty is that men do not think enough of themselves, do not consider what it is that they are sacrificing when they follow in a herd, or when they cater for their establishment

Self-respect 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?

Self reliance Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Our best thoughts come from others.

Sharing Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To believe in luck - is skepticism

Skepticism Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding

Society Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Impossible only means that you haven't found the solution yet.

Solution Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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For every benefit you receive a tax is levied.

Taxation Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.

Teachers and teaching 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.

Temper Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it

Thinking Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Thought Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Difficulties exist to be surmounted

Trouble Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.

Truth Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To be great is to be misunderstood.

Understanding Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.

Understanding Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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You cannot see the mountain near

Vision Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Pictures must not be too picturesque.

Vision Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

Wisdom Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Cupid is a casuist, a mystic, and a cabalist,-- Can your lurking thought surprise, And interpret your device, . . . . All things wait for and divine him,-- How shall I dare to malign him?

Gods Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Initial Doemonic and Celestial Love (pt. I)

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The gift, to be true, must be the flowing of the giver unto me, correspondent to my flowing unto him.

Gifts Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Essays--Of Gifts

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Send them into everlasting Coventry.

Punishment Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Essays--Manners, during English Civil War, officers were sent for punishment to the garrison at Conv

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The true poem is the poet's mind.

Poetry Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Essays--Of History

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It does not need that a poem should be long. Every word was once a poem.

Poetry Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Essays--The Poet

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The finest poetry was first experience.

Poetry Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Shakespeare

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Go put your creed into your deed, Not speak with double tongue.

Deeds Quotes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: Ode--Concord

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