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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
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
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.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
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.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
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.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
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.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Nor knowest thou what argument Thy like to thy neighbor's creed has lent, All are needed by ea...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Speak what you think today in hard words and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
When you strike at a king, you must kill him.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
There is properly no history, only biography.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Works of the intellect are great only by comparison with each other.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
A nation never falls but by suicide.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
A good intention clothes itself with sudden power.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Glittering generalities! They are blazing ubiquities.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
And striving to be Man, the worm Mounts through all the spires of form.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON