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  • The only sin which we never forgive in each other is difference of opinion.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • In nature nothing can be given. All things are sold.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • To make knowledge valuable, you must have the cheerfulness of wisdom.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • If a man's eye is on the Eternal, his intellect will grow.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


  • Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • The machine unmakes the man. Now that the machine is so perfect, the engineer is nobody.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • 'Tis the good reader that makes the good book a good head cannot read amiss in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakeably meant for his ear.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • It is not length of life, but depth of life.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • London is the epitome of our times, and the Rome of today.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • We are much better believers in immortality than we can give grounds for. The real evidence is too subtle, or is higher than we can write down in propositions.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Our best thoughts come from others.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • People say law but they mean wealth.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


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