quotes of Ralph Waldo Emerson; 1315 quotes

"A great man stands on God. A small man on a great man."

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"There is no thought in any mind, but it quickly tends to convert itself into power."

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"We are ashamed of our thoughts and often see them brought forth by others."

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"There is one topic peremptorily forbidden to all well-bred, to all rational mortals, namely, their distempers. If you have not slept, or if you have slept, or if you have headache, or sciatica, or leprosy, or thunder-stroke, I beseech you, by all angels, to hold your peace, and not pollute the morning."

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"Only poetry inspires poetry."

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"Courage consists in equality to the problem before us."

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"You send your child to the schoolmaster, but 'tis the schoolboys who educate him."

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"The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite and builds a road into Chaos and old Night, and is followed by those who hear him with something of wild, creative delight."

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"Poverty, Frost, Famine, Rain, Disease, are the beadles and guardsmen that hold us to Common Sense."

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"God screens us evermore from premature ideas."

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