quotes of Ralph Waldo Emerson; 1315 quotes

"If a man will kick a fact out of the window, when he comes back he finds it again in the chimney corner."

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"Men over forty are no judges of a book written in a new spirit."

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"We are the prisoners of ideas."

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"The wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand, which perishes in the twisting."

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"To live without duties is obscene."

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"The true poem is the poet's mind."

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"There is no prosperity, trade, art, city, or great material wealth of any kind, but if you trace it home, you will find it rooted in a thought of some individual man. "

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"The laws of each are convertible into the laws of any other."

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"Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other; given the upper, to find the under side."

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"He built better than he knew; - / The conscious stone to beauty grew."

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