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

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.


With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.


You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.


The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.


Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.


To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.


Our best thoughts come from others.


Some books leave us free and some books make us free.


It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.


If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest.


Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified.


Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.


We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.


Genius always finds itself a century too early.


Every hero becomes a bore at last.


Every artist was first an amateur.


We see God face to face every hour, and know the savor of Nature.


All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.


The highest revelation is that God is in every man.


Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.


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