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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.

Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth, that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning; that there is always another dawn risen on mid-noon, and under every deep a lower deep opens.
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Out of sleeping a waking, Out of waking a sleep.

Outside, among your fellows, among strangers, you must preserve appearances, a hundred things you cannot do; but inside, the terrible freedom!
[Human Relations]

Pain, indolence, sterility, endless ennui have also their lesson for you.

Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.

Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.

Patience and fortitude conquer all things.

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am very content with knowing, if only I could know. That is an august entertainment, and would suffice me a great while. To know a little would be worth the expense of this world.

People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

People only see what they are prepared to see.

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.

People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.

People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.

Perpetual modernness is the measure of merit in every work of art.

Philanthropies and charities have a certain air of quackery.

Pictures must not be too picturesque.

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