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Quotations by author » Ralph Waldo Emerson
American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882
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Can anybody remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?
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Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
EleganceSelf-reliance
Can we never extract the tapeworm of Europe from the brain of our countrymen?
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Cards were at first for benefits designed, sent to amuse, not to enslave the mind.
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Cause and effect, means and ends, seed and fruit cannot be severed; for the effect already blooms in the cause, the end preexists in the means, the fruit in the seed
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Character - a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means.
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Character is higher than intellect.
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Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Character
Character is that which can do without success.
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Children are all foreigners.
Children
Cities force growth and make people talkative and entertaining, but they also make them artificial.
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Civilization depends on morality.
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Coal is a portable climate. It carries the heat of the tropics to Labrador and the polar circle; and it is the means of transporting itself whithersoever it is wanted. Watt and Stephenson whispered in the ear of mankind their secret, that a half-ounce of coal will draw two tons a mile, and coal carries coal, by rail and by boat, to make Canada as warm as Calcutta, and with its comfort brings its industrial power.
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Columbus discovered no isle or key so lonely as himself.
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Commerce is a game of skill which everyone cannot play and few can play well.
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Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred.
Commerce
Common sense is as rare as genius, - is the basis of genius
Common senseGenius
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Common senseGenius
Concentration is the secret of strength
Strength
Concentration is the secret of strengths in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs.
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