quotes of Ralph Waldo Emerson; 1315 quotes

"Two man talk and one may hear, but three cannot take part in a conversation of the most sincere and searching sort."

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"To judge from a single conversation, he made the impression of a narrow and very English mind; of one who paid for his rare elevation by general tameness and conformity. Off his own beat, his opinions were of no value."

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"It is only when the mind and character slumber that dress can be seen."

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"We forget ourselves and our destinies in health, and the chief use of temporary sickness is to remind us of these concerns."

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"We do what we can, and then make up a theory to prove our performance the best."

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"We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other."

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"The surest poison is time."

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"This gives force to the strong -- that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance or original action."

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"We have more than we use."

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"We do what we must, and call it by the best names we can, and would fain have the praise of having intended the result which ensues."

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