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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
US essayist & poet [more author details]
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The world belongs to the energetic.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge, and fox, and squirrel.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is properly no history, only biography.
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This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who cannot tell what they desire or expect, still sigh and struggle with indefinite thoughts and vast wishes.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
We all boil at different degrees.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
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What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
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When you strike at a king, you must kill him.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whoever is open, loyal, true; of humane and affable demeanour; honourable himself, and in his judgement of others; faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man....such a man is a true gentleman.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
The two parties which divide the state, the party of Conservatism and that of Innovation, are very old, and have disputed the possession of the world ever since it was made.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conservative, Boston, Massachusetts, December 9, 1841
Hitch your wagon to a star.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, "American Civilization", The Atlantic Monthly, 1862
In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self Reliance"
Speak what you think today in hard words and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self-Reliance", 1841
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