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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes


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Just definitions either prevent or put an end to disputes.
 

Keep cool: it will be all one a hundred years hence.
 

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
[Knowledge]
 

Language is the archives of history...Language is fossil poetry.
 

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
 

Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
 

Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.
[Silence]
 

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
[Life]
 

Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.
[Life]
 

Life is a series of surprises. We do not guess today the mood, the pleasure, the power of tomorrow, when we are building up our being.
[Life]
 

Life is hardty respectable if it has no generous task, no duties or affections that constitute a necessity of existence. Every man's task is his life preserver.
[Life]
 

Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy.
[Courtesy]
 

Literature is the effort of man to indemnify himself for the wrongs of his condition.
 

Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.
 

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air...
 

Live wastes itself while we are preparing to live.
[The Present]
 

Love is strongest in pursuit; friendship in possession.
[Love]
 

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
[Art]
 

Love, and you shall be loved. - All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.
[Love]
 

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
 


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