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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise.

We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.

Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.

Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.

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.

To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.

There is no thought in any mind, but it quickly tends to convert itself into power.

The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.

Friendship Quotes

In nature nothing can be given. All things are sold.

The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.

People only see what they are prepared to see.

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

Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library: a company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries in a thousand years.... The thought which they did not uncover to their bosom friend is here written out in transparent words to us, the strangers of another age.

Friendship Quotes

Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory.