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A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I am not much an advocate for traveling, and I observe that men run away to other countries because ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it o...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
A sect or party is an incognito devised to save man from the vexation of thinking.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
If a man sits down to think, he is immediately asked if has a headache.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The key to every man is his thought. Sturdy and defying though he look, he has a helm which he obeys...
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Thought makes every thing fit for use.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered
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The virtue in most request is conformity.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The less a man thinks or knows about his virtues, the better we like him.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Man was born to be rich, or grow rich by use of his faculties, by the union of thought with nature. ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain; and there is no good theory of dis...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
How we glow over these novels of passion, when the story is told with any spark of truth and nature!...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The power of love, as the basis of a State, has never been tried.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Nothing is beneath you if it is in the direction of your life.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
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Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities hav...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.
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A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.
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A day for toil, an hour for sport, but for a friend is life too short.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
I didn't find my friends; the good Lord gave them to me.
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What is so great as friendship, let us carry with what grandeur of spirit we can. Let us be silent, ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you'll reach out and take it. Maybe bei...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The bigger they are, the further they have to fall.
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The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue
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Nor knowest thou what argument Thy like to thy neighbor's creed has lent, All are needed by ea...
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Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is ...
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Speak what you think today in hard words and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again...
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When you strike at a king, you must kill him.
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Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
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There is properly no history, only biography.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Works of the intellect are great only by comparison with each other.
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A nation never falls but by suicide.
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Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.
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A good intention clothes itself with sudden power.
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Glittering generalities! They are blazing ubiquities.
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It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our ...
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And striving to be Man, the worm Mounts through all the spires of form.
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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
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Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and...
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Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
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What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
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Always do what you are afraid to do.
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