quotes of Ralph Waldo Emerson; 1315 quotes

"Let every man shovel out his own snow and the whole city will be passable."

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"Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses."

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"The value of a dollar is social, as it is created by society."

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"There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us."

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"Genius always finds itself a century too early."

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"Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts."

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"The most advanced nations are always those who navigate the most."

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"The greatest genius is the most indebted person."

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"Hitch your wagon to a star. Let us not fag in paltry works which serve our pot and bag alone."

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"Infancy conforms to nobody; all conform to it."

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