quotes of Ralph Waldo Emerson; 1315 quotes

"The world is upheld by the veracity of good men: they make the earth wholesome. They who lived with them found life glad and nutritious. Life is sweet and tolerable only in our belief in such society"

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"The course of everything goes to teach us faith."

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"The dice of God are always loaded."

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"Nature is full of freaks, and now puts an old head on young shoulders, and then takes a young heart heating under fourscore winters."

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"Painting was called silent poetry and poetry speaking painting."

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"The city is recruited from the country."

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"The less government we have the better."

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"The power which resides in man is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried."

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"No man thoroughly understands a truth until he has contended against it."

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"Today is a king in disguise."

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