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

The reward of a thing well done is having done it.


Beauty without expression is boring.


A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.


Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.


In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.


A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams.


Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.


People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.


Mysticism is the mistake of an accidental and individual symbol for an universal one.


This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.


Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.


God enters by a private door into every individual.


A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace.


Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.


The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.


The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.


Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.


The years teach much which the days never know.


There is more difference in the quality of our pleasures than in the amount.


A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.


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