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Quotations by author » Ralph Waldo Emerson
American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882
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'Tis man's perdition to be safe, When for the truth he ought to die
'Tis pedantry to estimate nations by the census, or by square miles of land, or other than by their importance to the mind of the time
'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; a good head cannot read amiss: in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakeably meant for his ear.
...truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, --else it is none.
A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face; it gives a higher pleasure than statues or pictures; it is the finest of the fine arts.
A beautiful woman is a picture which drives all beholders nobly mad.
A beautiful woman is a practical poet.
A certain awkwardness marks the use of borrowed thoughts; but as soon as we have learned what to do with them, they become our own.
A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; - read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing
A cheerful, intelligent face is the end of culture
A chief event in life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us
A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.
A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.
A creative economy is the fuel of magnificence
A cultivated man, wise to know and bold to perform, is the end to which nature works, and the education of the will is the flowering and result of all this geology and astronomy
A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word
A day for toil, an hour for sport, but for a friend is life too short.
A day is a more magnificent cloth than any muslin, the mechanism that makes it is infinitely cunninger, and you shall not conceal the sleezy, fraudulent, rotten hours you have slipped into the piece, nor fear that any honest thread, or straighter ste
A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us
A field cannot well be seen from within the field.
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