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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes


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Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
 

Every man is wanted and no man is wanted much.
 

Every man passes his life in the search after friendship.
[Friendship]
 

Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.
[Self Pity]
 

Every man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he do not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well. He has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun.
[Dishonesty]
 

Every man's task is his life-preserver.
 

Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both.
 

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
 

Every noble activity makes room for itself.
[Action]
 

Every personal consideration that we allow, costs us heavenly state. We sell the thrones of angels for a short and turbulent pleasure.
 

Every really able man, in whatever direction he work, - a man of large affairs, an inventor, a statesman, an orator, a poet, a painter,-if you talk sincerely with him, considers his work, however much admired, as far short of what it should be.
 

Every reform was once a private opinion, and when it shall be a private opinion again, it will solve the problem of the age.
 

Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind and when the same thought occurs in another man, it is the key to that era.
 

Every sentence spoken by Napoleon, and every line of his writing, deserves reading, as it is the sense of France.
 

Every ship is a romantic object, except that we sail in.
 

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

Every sweet hath its sour; every evil its good.
 

Every thing in nature contains all the powers of nature. Every thing is made of one hidden stuff.
 

Every thought which genius and piety throw into the world alters the world.
[Influence]
 

Every vice is only an exaggeration of a necessary and virtuous function.
[Vice]
 


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