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Born in May 25, 1803 / Died in April 27, 1882 / United States / English

Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

America is another name for opportunity.
When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Money often costs too much.
Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
What you do speak so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour.
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
As soon as there is life there is danger.
Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
A great man is always willing to be little.
A man is what he thinks about all day long.
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.
There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination.
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.