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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    Accept your genius and say what you think.
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    Act, if you like, but you do it at your peril. Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.
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    All diseases run into one. Old age.
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    All history is a record of the power of minorities, and of minorities of one.
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    All necessary truth is its own evidence.
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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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    All the great ages have been ages of belief.
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    Always do what you are afraid to do.
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    America is another name for opportunity.
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    An empire is an immense egotism.
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    Art is a jealous mistress; and if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider.
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    Art is the path of the creator to his work.
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    Artists must be sacrificed to their art.
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    As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.
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    As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.