quotes of Ralph Waldo Emerson; 1315 quotes

"We know better than we do. We do not yet possess ourselves..."

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"The truth, the hope of any time, must always be sought in minorities."

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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...when the glories of the old can be compensated by the rich possibilities of the new era? This time...is a very good one.."

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"All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of you first."

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"No great man ever complains of want of opportunity."

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"Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well -- he has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun."

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"No facts to me are sacred; none are profane."

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"That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart."

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"The line of beauty is the line of perfect economy."

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"We live by our imagination, our admiration s, and our sentiments."

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