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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    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.
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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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    Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.

    Source: Journals