quotes of Ralph Waldo Emerson; 1315 quotes

"All necessary truth is its own evidence."

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"I can reason down or deny everything, except this perpetual Belly: feed he must and will, and I cannot make him respectable."

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"Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory."

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"All the great ages have been ages of belief."

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"There is no luck in literary reputation. They who make up the final verdict upon every book are not the partial and noisy readers of the hour when it appears; but a court as of angels, a public not to be bribed, not to be entreated, and not to be overawed, decides upon every man's title to fame."

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"There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for we get rid of cant and hypocrisy."

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"The world is his who has money to go over it."

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"Few people have any next, they live from hand to mouth without a plan, and are always at the end of their line."

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"If we live truly, we shall see truly."

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"Why should we be cowed by the name of Action?."

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