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Type: Poet
Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 05/25/1803
Date of Death: 04/27/1882




 

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Whenever a mind is simple and receives a divine wisdom, old things pass away, - means, teachers, texts, temples fall;it lives now, and absorbs past and future into the present hour.? All things are made sacred by relation to it,-one as much as another.?All things are disolved to ther center by thier cause.
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Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs.
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Because the soul is progressive, it never quite repeats itself, but in every act attempts the production of a new and fairer whole.
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Everything runs to excess; every good quality is noxious if unmixed.
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Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.
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The years teach us much the days never knew.
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We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
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Every decent and well-spoken individual affects and sways me more than is right.? I ought to go upright and vital and speak the rude truth in all ways.
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As there is a use in medicine for poisons, so the world cannot move without rogues.
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
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The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
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The astonishment of life, is the absence of any appearance of reconciliation between the theory and the practice?of life.
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Let a man then know his worth, and keep things under his feet.
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If we meet no gods, it is because we harbor none.
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Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence, and nothing too much.
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The Sun is the sole inconsumable fire
And God is the sole inexhaustible Giver.
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If thought makes free, so does the moral sentiment. The mixtures of spiritual chemistry refuse to be?analyzed.
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Every true man is a cause, a country, and an age; requires infinite spaces and numbers and time fully to accomplish his design.
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Throb thine with Nature's throbbing breast.
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The tradesman, the attorney comes out of the din and craft of thestreet, and sees the sky and wood, and is a man again. In their eternalcalm, he finds himself. The health of the eye seems to demand ahorizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
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There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that it's gratification is in the consitution of the creature that feels it.
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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
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Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.
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We pass for what we are.?Character teaches above our wills..
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The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end.
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