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Quotations by author » Ralph Waldo Emerson
American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882
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A man of good sense but of little faith, whose compassion seemed to lead him to church as often as he went there, said to me; 'that he liked to have concerts, and fairs, and churches, and other public amusements go on
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A man often pays dear for a small frugality
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A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
Growth
A man's library is a sort of harem.
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A man's personal defects will commonly have with the rest of the world precisely that importance which they have to himself. If he makes light of them, so will other men.
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A man's style is his mind's voice. Wooden minds, wooden voices.
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A man's wife has more power over him than the state has.
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A nation never falls but by suicide
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A painter told me that nobody could draw a tree without in some sort becoming a tree; or draw a child by studying the outlines of its form merely, but by watching for a time his motions and plays, the painter enters into his nature and can then draw
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A person seldom falls sick, but the bystanders are animated with a faint hope that he will die.
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A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming.
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A political victory, a rise in rents, the recovery of your sick, or return of your absent friend, or some other quite external event, raises your spirits, and you think good days are preparing for you. Do not believe it. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.from "Self-Reliance"
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A right rule for a club would be, Admit no man whose presence excludes any one topic. It requires people who are not surprised and shocked, who do and let do, and let be, who sink trifles, and know solid values, and who take a great deal for granted.
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A ruddy drop of manly blood The surging sea outweighs; The world uncertain comes and goes, The lover rooted stays
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A sage is the instructor of a hundred ages.
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A sect or party is an incognito devised to save man from the vexation of thinking.
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A strenuous soul hates cheap success.
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A sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.
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A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.
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A woman should always challenge our respect, and never move our compassion.
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