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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech, the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven.

There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant, and the sense of our author is as broad as the world.

A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face; it gives a higher pleasure than statues or pictures; it is the finest of the fine arts.

Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness -- an open and noble temper.

Let us treat the men and women well: treat them as if they were real: perhaps they are.

As there is a use in medicine for poisons, so the world cannot move without rogues.

The essence of greatness is the perception that virtue is enough.

What is the hardest thing in the world? To think.

The first farmer was the first man. All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land.

Our spontaneous action is always the best. You cannot, with your best deliberation and heed, come so close to any question as your spontaneous glance shall bring you.

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

Love Quotes

The louder he talked of his honor the faster we counted our spoons.

Give me insight into today and you may have the antique and future worlds.

All diseases run into one. Old age.

Wise men are not wise at all hours, and will speak five times from their taste or their humor, to once from their reason.