quotes of Ralph Waldo Emerson; 1315 quotes

"Friendship should be surrounded with ceremonies and respects, and not crushed into corners. Friendship requires more time than poor busy men can usually command."

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"The years teach us much the days never knew."

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"Shallow people believe in luck and in circumstances; Strong people believe in cause and effect."

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"Some of your grief you have cured, and lived to survive; but what torments of pain have you endured that haven't as yet arrived."

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"Manners are the happy way of doing things; each once a stroke of genius or of love --now repeated and hardened into usage. They form at last a rich varnish, with which the routine of life is washed, and its details adorned. If they are superficial, so are the dewdrops which give such depth to the morning meadows."

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"If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not the age of Revolution; when the old and the new stand side by side, and admit of being compared; when the energies of all men are searched by fear and by hope; when the historic glories of the old can be compensated by the rich possibilities of the new era?"

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"Weed -- a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered."

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"Spiritual force is stronger than material force; thoughts rule the world."

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"When a man meets his make, society begins."

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"What school, college, or lecture bring men depends on what men bring to carry it home in."

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