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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes


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Never read any book that is not a year old.
 

Never self-possessed, or prudent, love is all abandonment.
[Love]
 

Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
[Quotations]
 

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
[Change]
 

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
[Opportunity]
 

No man can have society upon his own terms. If he seeks it, he must serve it too.
[Acceptance]
 

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
 

No man ever stated his griefs as lightly as he might. Allow for exaggeration in the most patient and sorely ridden hack that ever was driven.
[Affliction]
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No man has a prosperity so high or firm, but that two or three words can dishearten it; and there is no calamity which right words will not begin to redress.
[Words]
 

No man is quite sane. Each has a vein of folly in his composition - a slight determination of blood to the head, to make sure of holding him hard to some one point which he has taken to heart.
[Common Sense]
 

No man should travel until he has learned the language of the country he visits, otherwise he voluntarily makes himself a great baby - so helpless and ridiculous.
 

No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.
[Success]
 

No one ever stated their troubles As lightly as they might.
 

No sensible person ever made an apology.
[Apology]
 

No truth so sublime but it may be seen to be trivial tomorrow in the light of new thoughts.
[Truth]
 

No way has been found for making heroism easy, even for the scholar. Labor, iron labor, is for him. The world was created as an audience for him; the atoms of which it is made are opportunities.
[Labor]
 

None believeth in the soul of man, but only in some man or person old and departed.
 

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
 

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
 

Nothing can be preserved that is not good.
 


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