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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes


888 Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes:



"To help the young soul, to add energy, inspire hope, and blow the coals into a useful flame; to redeem defeat by new thought and firm action, this, though not easy, is the work of divine man"
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"Thoughts are the seed of action."
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"Our spontaneous action is always the best. You cannot, with your best deliberation and heed, come so close to any question as your spontaneous glance shall bring you."
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"Why should we be cowed by the name of Action?...The rich mind lies in the sun and sleeps, and is Nature. To think is to act."
Author: Emerson Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Why should we be cowed by the name of Action?."
Author: Emerson Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"The ancestor of every action is a thought."
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"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine"
"There is properly no history; only biography"
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"Great geniuses have the shortest biographies."
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"There is properly no history; only biography."
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"Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise."
"Every man is an impossibility until he is born."
Author: Emerson Quotes Category: Birth Quotes Impossibility Quotes
"When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless."
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"The human body is a magazine of inventions, the patent office, where are the models from which every hint is taken. All the tools and engines on earth are only extensions of its limbs and senses."
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"Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved."
"The day is always his, who works in it with serenity and great aims."
"I do not hesitate to read all good books in translations. What is really best in any book is translatable -- any real insight or broad human sentiment."
Author: Emerson Quotes Category: Books And Reading Quotes Translation Quotes
"Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests and mines and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors"
"The profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader. The profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until an equal mind and heart finds and publishes it."
"Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library: a company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries in a thousand years.... The thought which they did not uncover to their bosom friend is here written out in transparent words to us, the strangers of another age."



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