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

Good men must not obey the laws too well.


Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and fortunes where he goes.


The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.


Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.


The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.


The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.


Nature hates calculators.


A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.


Pictures must not be too picturesque.


Every man I meet is in some way my superior.


Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.


Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.


We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.


Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.


We are wiser than we know.


Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.


It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, 'always do what you are afraid to do.'


There is creative reading as well as creative writing.


No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.


The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.


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