Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and ben…
Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. All …
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of m…
Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
Money often costs too much.
A man in debt is so far a slave.
There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sl…
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.
In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imag…
America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination…
As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to wh…