quotes of Ralph Waldo Emerson; 1315 quotes

"The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood."

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"Some thoughts always find us young, and keep us so. Such a thought is the love of the universal and eternal beauty."

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"Here once the embattled farmers stood, / And fired the shot heard round the world."

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"Life too near paralyses art."

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"I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech, the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven."

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"We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has not superfluous parts; which exactly answers its ends."

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"There is this to be said in favor of drinking, that it takes the drunkard first out of society, then out of the world."

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"Those who cannot tell what they desire or expect, still sigh and struggle with indefinite thoughts and vast wishes."

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"The French woman says, 'I am a woman and a Parisienne, and nothing foreign to me appears altogether human."

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"Wherever work is done, victory is attained."

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