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Ralph Waldo Emerson
May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882
Nationality: American
Category: Poet
Subcategory: American Poet

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.


Power and speed be hands and feet.


The only way to have a friend is to be one.


Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.


What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.


A good indignation brings out all one's powers.


Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.


Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.


There are other measures of self-respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.


Every burned book enlightens the world.


Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.


For every benefit you receive a tax is levied.


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


Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.


I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.


Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.


Nothing external to you has any power over you.


I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.


The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.


Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.


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