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  • Great men or men of great gifts you shall easily find, but symmetrical men never.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Peace has its victories, but it takes a brave man to win them.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • When a man meets his make, society begins.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • A life in harmony with nature, the love of truth and virtue, will purge the eyes to understanding her text.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


  • On being asked, Whence is the flower?
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson, "")

  • The power of a man increases steadily by continuing in one direction.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Enlarge not thy destiny, said the oracle endeavor not to do more than is given thee in charge.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Converse with a mind that is grandly simple, and literature looks like word-catching.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Our poets are men of talents who sing, and not the children of music
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Go, speed the stars of Thought On to their shining goals The sower scatters broad his seed, The wheat thou strew'st be souls.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • The world is full of judgment-days, and into every assembly that a man enters, in every action he attempts, he is gauged and stamped.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • The value of a dollar is social, as it is created by society.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


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