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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Topic: Wisdom
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All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Topic: Life
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Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Topic: Science
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Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Topic: Wisdom
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Earth laughs in flowers.
Topic: Nature
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For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
Topic: Anger
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Genius always finds itself a century too early.
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Eloquence is the power to translate a truth into language perfectly intelligible to the person to whom you speak.
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Every artist was first an amateur.
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It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Topic: Life
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Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
Topic: Beauty
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Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.
Topic: Science
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Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
Topic: Peace
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Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Topic: Peace
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Science does not know its debt to imagination.
Topic: Science
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The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
Topic: Faith
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The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Topic: Friendship
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The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
Topic: Peace
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The years teach much which the days never know.
Topic: Experience
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What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
Topic: Gardening
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When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
Topic: Nature
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A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
Topic: Friendship
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A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Topic: Courage
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All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
Topic: Religion
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As soon as there is life there is danger.
Topic: Life
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Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints.
Topic: Education
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Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Topic: Action
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Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Topic: Rejection
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Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.
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Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Topic: Love
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God enters by a private door into every individual.
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Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.
Topic: Mannerism
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I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
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In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
Topic: Genius
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In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.
Topic: Books
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Insist on yourself; never imitate... Every great man is unique.
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Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Topic: Dignity
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Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Topic: Self
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Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Topic: Character
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Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.
Topic: Quotations
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No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
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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.
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Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
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Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Topic: Enthusiasm
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Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
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Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.
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People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Topic: Character
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Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.
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The ancestor of every action is a thought.
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The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
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A man can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own.
Topic: Ideas
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