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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    Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
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    Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
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    Beware what you set your heart upon. For it shall surely be yours.
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    Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
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    Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
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    Books are the best of things if well used; if abused, among the worst. They are good for nothing but to inspire. I had better never see a book than be warped by its attraction clean out of my own orbit, and made a satellite instead of a system.
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    By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.
    Source: Letters and Soc. Aims
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    Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
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    Children are all foreigners.

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    Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.
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    Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer.
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    Columbus discovered no isle or key so lonely as himself.
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    Commerce is a game of skill which everyone cannot play and few can play well.
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    Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred.
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    Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.