Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American poet and philosopher

Lived from: 1803-1882

Category: Philosophers | Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.

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    A day for toil, an hour for sport, but for a friend is life too short.

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    'Tis very certain that each man carries in his eye the exact indication of his rank in the immense scale of men, and we are always learning to read it. A complete man should need no auxiliaries to his personal presence.

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    'Tis a superstition to insist on a special diet. All is made at last of the same chemical atoms.

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    For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

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    The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I think no chair is so much needed.

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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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    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.

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    Dear to us are those who love us... but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit, and urge us to new and unattempted performances.

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    Whatever limits us we call fate.

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