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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
US essayist & poet [more author details]
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A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
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A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
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A man of genius is privileged only as far as he is genius. His dullness is as insupportable as any other dullness.
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All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
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All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
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As we grow old…the beauty steals inward.
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Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.
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Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
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Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
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Children are all foreigners.
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Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints.
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Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practising every day while they live.
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Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.
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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
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Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
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Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
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Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm.
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Every hero becomes a bore at last.
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Every man is hero and an oracle to somebody, and to that person, whatever he says has an enhanced value.
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Every revolution was thought first in one man's mind.
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