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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Whatever you do, you need courage. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Men are respectable only as they respect. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The life of truth is cold. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Hidden away in the inner nature of the real man is the law of his life, and someday he will discover it and consciously make use of it. He will heal himself, make himself happy and prosperous, and life in an entirely different world. For he will have discovered that life is from within and not from without. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul Ralph Waldo Emerson
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We live by our imagination, our admirations, and our sentiments. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Steam is no stronger now than it was a hundred years ago, but it is put to better use. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self control is the rule. Anger is an uncontrollable feeling that betrays what you are when you are not yourself. Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason. Know this to be the enemy: it is anger, born of desire. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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In eloquence, the great triumphs of the art are when the orator is lifted above himself; when consciously he makes himself the mere tongue of the occasion and the hour, and says what cannot but be said. Hence the term "abandonment" to describe the self- surrender of the orator. Not his will, but the principle on which he is horsed, the great connection and crisis of events, thunder in the ear of the crowd. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Nature never sends a great man into the planet, without confiding the secret to another soul. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The house is a castle which the King cannot enter. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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To believe in luck ... is skepticism. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Every day brings a ship, Every ship brings a word; Well for those who have no fear, Looking seaward well assured That the word the vessel brings Is the word they wish to hear. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The reality is more excellent than the report. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The word unto the prophet spoken Was writ on tablets yet unbroken: The word by seers or sibyls told, In groves of oak or fanes of gold, Still floats upon the morning wind, Still whispers to the willing mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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I will not live out of me I will not see with others' eyes My good is good, my evil ill I would be free. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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[The wise skeptic does not teach doubt but how] to look for the permanent in the mutable and fleeting. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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We flee away from cities, but we bring The best of cities, these learned classifiers, Men knowing what they seek, armed eyes of experts. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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If you tax too high, the revenue will yield nothing. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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I know and see too well, when not voluntarily blind, the speedy limits opersons called high and worthy. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The unbelief of the age is attested by the loud condemnation of trifles. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Experience is the only teacher, and we get his lesson indifferently in any school. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Friendship requires more time than poor busy men can usually command. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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A cultivated man, wise to know and bold to perform, is the end to which nature works. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Nature is no spendthrift, but takes the shortest way to her ends. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Conservatism, ever more timorous and narrow, disgusts the children, and drives them for a mouthful of fresh air into radicalism. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Every ship is a romantic object, except that we sail in. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The spirit of our American radicalism is destructive and aimless; it is not loving; it has no ulterior and divine ends; but is destructive only out of hatred and selfishness. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Allow yourself to trust joy and embrace it. You will find you dance with everything. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The power of love, as the basis of a State, has never been tried. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The greatest discoveries are those that shed light unto ourselves. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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There is no way to success in art but to take off your coat, grind paint, and work like a digger on the railroad, all day and every day. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Nature has made up her mind that what cannot defend itself shall not be defended. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Two may talk and one may hear, but three cannot take part in a conversation of the most sincere and searching sort. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The eye of prudence may never shut. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Genius appeals to the future. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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In science we have to consider two things: power and circumstance. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Something is wanting to science until it has been humanised. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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A complete man should need no auxiliaries to his personal presence. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Solvency is maintained by means of a national debt, on the principle, If you will not lend me the money, how can I pay you? Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Old & New put their stamp to everything in Nature. The snowflake that is now falling is marked by both. The present moment gives the motion & the color of the flake: Antiquity, its form & properties. All things wear a luster which is the gift of the present & a tarnish of time. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Coal lay in ledges under the ground since the Flood, until a laborer with pick and windlass brings it to the surface. We may well call it black diamonds. Every basket is power and civilization. For coal is a portable climate. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Self reliance, the height and perfection of man, is reliance on God. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Come, see the north-wind's masonry, Out of an unseen quarry evermore Furnished with tile, the fierce artificer Curves his white bastions with projected roof Round every windward stake, or tree, or door. Speeding, the myriad-handed, his wild work So fanciful, so savage, naught cares he For number or proportion. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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There is really no insurmountable barrier save your own inherent weakness of purpose. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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To finish the moment, to find the journey's end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The poet knows that he speaks adequately, then, only when he speaks somewhat wildly. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Not the sun or summer alone, but every hour and season yields its tribute of delight. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The word Miracle, as pronounced by Christian churches, gives a false impression; it is Monster. It is not one with the blowing clover and the falling rain. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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It is not length of life, but depth of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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It is the quality of the moment, not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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If a man can... make a better mousetrap, the world will make a beaten path to his door. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Is the acorn better than the oak which is its fullness and completion? Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The affections cannot keep their youth any more than men. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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