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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
US essayist & poet [more author details]
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It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance
As soon as there is life there is danger.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude (1870)
A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude: Works and Days, 1870
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life, 'Fate,' 1860

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