quotes of Ralph Waldo Emerson; 1315 quotes

"We are as much informed of a writer's genius by what he selects as by what he originates."

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"He is great who confers the most benefits."

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"Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense."

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"Our expenses are all for conformity."

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"I do then with my friends as I do with my books. I would have them where I can find them, but I seldom use them."

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"A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can."

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"Infancy conforms to nobody: all conform to it, so that one babe commonly makes four or five out of the adults who prattle and play to it."

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"Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables."

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"I look on that man as happy, who, when there is question of success, looks into his work for a reply."

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"A sage is the instructor of a hundred ages."

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