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  • The power which resides in man is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Grow angry slowly there's plenty of time.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • The mind does not create what it perceives, any more than the eye creates the rose.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Who you are is speaking so loudly that I can't hear what you're saying.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


  • He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • The god of victory is said to be one-handed, but peace gives victory on both sides.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Is the parent better than the child into whom he has cast his ripened being Whence, then, this worship of the past.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • It is the eye which makes the horizon.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • There is a tendency for things to right themselves.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow-storm. We wake from one dream into another dream.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


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