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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
US essayist & poet [more author details]
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Insist on yourself; never imitate... Every great man is unique.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
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Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
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Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
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Make yourself necessary to somebody. Do not make life hard to any.
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Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.
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Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
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No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
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None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
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Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
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Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
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Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.
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Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.
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People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
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Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
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That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.
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The adventitious beauty of poetry may be felt in the greater delight with a verse given in a happy quotation than in the poem.
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The ancestor of every action is a thought.
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The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
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