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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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"When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it"
Nature

"Culture is one thing and varnish is another."

"The years teach much which the days never knew."
Experience

"All mankind love a lover."
Love

"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
Friendship

"He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, while he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere."
Friendship

"Speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day."

"We aim above the mark to hit the mark."

"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."

"It is not length of life, but depth of life."
Life

"All life is an experiment."
Life

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
Life

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do."
Politics

"People only see what they are prepared to see."

"What you do speak so loudly that I cannot hear what you say."

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Nature

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."

"Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams."
Dreams

"Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying."

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