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  • Go where he will, the wise man is at home, His hearth the earth, his hall the azure dome.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Hence, instead of Man Thinking, we have the bookworm. Hence, the book-learned class, who value books, as such not as related to nature and the human constitution, but as making a sort of Third Estate with the world and the soul. Hence, the restorers of readings, the emendators, the bibliomaniacs of all degrees....
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Give no bounties make equal laws secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


  • It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of you first.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • The compensations of calamity are made apparent to the understanding also, after long intervals of time.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Economy does not consist in saving the coal, but in using the time while it burns.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • The aristocrat is the democrat ripe, and gone to seed.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


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