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

Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.


I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.


Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.


Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about.


There is always safety in valor.


We acquire the strength we have overcome.


A man in debt is so far a slave.


There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow-storm. We wake from one dream into another dream.


People only see what they are prepared to see.


Every spirit makes its house, and we can give a shrewd guess from the house to the inhabitant.


Children are all foreigners.

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In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs.


Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.


As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.


All diseases run into one, old age.


Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.


A great man is always willing to be little.


What you are comes to you.


Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.


We do not yet possess ourselves, and we know at the same time that we are much more.


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