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Quotations by author » Ralph Waldo Emerson
American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882
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Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover
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War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men into such swift and close collision in critical moments that man measures man
War
Washington, where an insignificant individual may trespass on a nation's time.
Life
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Strength
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
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We all boil at different degrees
Humanity
We all live amid surfaces, and the true art is to skate well on them.
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We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
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We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other.
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We are always getting ready to live, but never living
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We are as much informed of a writer's genius by what he selects as by what he originates.
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We are ashamed of our thoughts and often see them brought forth by others.
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We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.
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We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.
Words
We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.
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We are taught by great actions that the universe is the property of every individual in it.
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We are the prisoners of ideas.
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We are too civil to books. For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five hundred pages.
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We are wiser than we know.
Mankind
We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes.
Beauty
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