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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.
[Motivational]
 

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

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.
[Life]
 

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.
[Adversity]
 

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

Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.
[Enthusiasm]
 

Patience and fortitude conquer all things.
 

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

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.
[Knowledge]
 

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.
[Observation]
 

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.
[Adversity]
 

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.
[Philanthropy]
 

Pictures must not be too picturesque.
[Art]
 


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