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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    Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
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    Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol and an audience is electrified.
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    Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors.
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    Courage charms us, because it indicates that a man loves an idea better than all things in the world, that he is thinking neither of his bed, nor his dinner, nor his money, but will venture all to put in act the invisible thought of his mind.
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    Courage consists in equality to the problem before us.
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    Crime and punishment grow out of one stem. Punishment is a fruit that, unsuspected, ripens with the flower of the pleasure that concealed it.
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    Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring.
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    Culture is one thing and varnish is another.
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    Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
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    Curses always recoil on the head of him who imprecates them. If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.
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    Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
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    Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
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    Do not tell me of my obligation to put all poor men in good situations. Are they my poor? I tell thee, thou foolish philanthropist, that I grudge the dollar, the dime, the cent, I give to such men as do not belong to me and to whom I do not belong.
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    Do the thing we fear, and the death of fear is certain.
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    Do what you know and perception is converted into character.