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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson.
BornMay 25, 1803
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedApril 27, 1882
Concord, New Hampshire
American poet and essayist. Leader of the New England transcendentalist movement. Best known for Essays (1841, 1844) and The Conduct of Life (1860).

The repository contains 33 quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

Courage and Fear

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.


This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.


Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.


No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.


You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.


When the eyes say one thing and the tongue another, the practiced person relies on the language of the first.


The wise through excessive wisdom is made a fool.


Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.


As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.


Men are respectable only as they respect.


A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

AdversityOptimism and Pessimism

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

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