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Tell them dear, that if eyes were made for seeing,Then beauty is its own excuse for beingWhy thou wert there, O rival of the roseI never sought to ask, I never knewBut, in my simple ignorance supposeThe selfsame power that brought me there brought you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,Here once the embattled farmers stood,And fired the shot heard round the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All life is an experiment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The years teach much which the days never knew.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All mankind love a lover.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are what their mothers made them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We aim above the mark to hit the mark.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

People only see what they are prepared to see.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who has a thousand friendsHas not a friend to spare,While he who has one enemyShall meet him everywhere.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could some blunders and absurdities have crept in forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others to leave the world a little better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Far or forgot to me is nearShadow and sunlight are the sameThe vanished gods to me appearAnd one to me are shame and fame.They reckon ill who leave me outWhen me they fly, I am the wingsI am the doubter and the doubt,And I the hymn the Brahmin sings.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One man's justice is another's injustice one man's beauty another's ugliness one man's wisdom another's folly.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men are they who see that the spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else and for everything you gain, you lose something.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Four snakes gliding up and down a hollow for no purpose that I could see -- not to eat, not for love, but only gliding.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world sparkles with light.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This world we live in is but thickened light.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is eating us up. We shall be fables presently. Keep cool it will be all one a hundred years hence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To fill the hour-that is happiness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Skill to do comes of doing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is related to all nature.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only those books come down which deserve to last . All the gilt edges, vellum and morocco, all the presentation copies to all the libraries will not preserve a book in circulation beyond its intrinsic date.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquillity which religion is powerless to bestow.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men, or they are no better than dreams.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such who are in the institution wish to get out and such as are out wish to get in.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It seems to me that perfection of means and confusion of goals seems to characterize our age.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are always those who think they know what is your responsibility better than you do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Money often costs too much.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never read a book that is not a year old.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A chief event in life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man is a divinity in disguise, a God playing the fool.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a festival only to the wise.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The less government we have the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The angels are so enamoured of the language that is spoken in heaven, that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether there be any who understand it or not.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not say things. What you are stands over you the while and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be and not seem.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character is what can do without success.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well. He has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is the hardest thing in the world To think.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reliance on property is...the want of self-reliance. Men measure the esteem of each other by what each has, and not by what each is. But a cultivated man becomes ashamed of his property...(Essays)

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What I must do is all that concerns me. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is beautiful, without doubt but so are lies.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tobacco, coffee, alcohol, hashish, prussic acid, strychnine, are weak dilutions the surest poison is time.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who cannot tell what they desire or expect, still sigh and struggle with indefinite thoughts and vast wishes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

They say the cows laid out Boston. Well, there are worse surveyors.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The truth, the hope of any time, must always be sought in minorities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thought is the blossom language the bud action the fruit behind it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a progress, and not a station.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble prosperity is full of friends.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All life is an experiment. The more experiments yoiu make the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A painter told me that nobody could draw a tree without in some sort becoming a tree or draw a child by studying the outlines of its form merely . . . but by watching for a time his motions and plays, the painter enters into his nature and can then draw him at every attitude . . .

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The god of the cannibals will be a cannibal, of the crusaders a crusader, and of the merchants a merchant.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What greater pain could mortals have than this To see their children dead before their eyes

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each man has his own vocation his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed there is no winter and no night all tragedies, all ennuis, vanish,-all duties even.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is a weed A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam that flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his own thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts they come back to us with a sort of alienated majesty.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thought is the seed of action.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.

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

All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When it is darkest, men see the stars.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every burned book or house enlightens the world every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is more his interest than it is theirs to find his weak point.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We know better than we do. We do not yet possess ourselves.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

They can conquer who believe they can. He has not learned the first lesson in life who does not every day surmount a fear.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not the age of Revolution when the old and the new stand side by side...when the glories of the old can be compensated by the rich possibilities of the new era This time...is a very good one...

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is the summit of being justice is the application of it to affairs.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love and you shall be loved.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No facts are to me sacred none are profane I simply experiment, an endless seeker with no Past at my back.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man is only half himself, the other half is his expression.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we call results are beginnings.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge exists to be imparted.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Insist on yourself never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession... Do that which is assigned to you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The things taught in colleges and schools are not an education, but the means of education.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears beauty.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul unbelief, in denying them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is the essence of God.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good intention clothes itself with power.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I awoke with devout thanksgiving for my friends.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is very hard to be simple enough to be good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In England every man you meet is some man's son in America, he may be some man's father.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spiritual force is stronger than material force thoughts rule the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reason why all men honor love is because it looks up, and not down aspires and not despairs.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am sure of this, that by going much alone a man will get more of a noble courage in thought and word than from all the wisdom that is in books.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like to have a man's knowledge comprehend more than one class of topics, one row of shelves. I like a man who likes to see a fine barn as well as a good tragedy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man's wife has more power over him than the state has.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The education of the will is the object of our existence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be careful what you set your heart on, for it will surely be yours.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hitch your wagon to a star.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always do what you are afraid to do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be great is to be misunderstood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fame is proof that people are gullible.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer swing and play to the confined powers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Heaven always bears some proportion to earth. The god of the cannibal will be a cannibal, of the crusades a crusader, and of the merchants a merchant.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Universities are of course hostile to geniuses, which, seeing and using ways of their own, discredit the routine as churches and monasteries persecute youthful saints.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you can not find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it Dogen Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul unbelief, denying them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A weed is just a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only reward of virtue is virtue the only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the woods is perpetual youth.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the path of each man's genius contracts itself to a very few hours.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adopt the pace of nature.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men-that is genius.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I used to always think that I'd look back on us crying and laugh, but, I never thought I'd look back on us laughing and cry.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He then learns that in going down into the secrets of his own mind he has descended into the secrets of all minds.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practising every day while they live.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every hero becomes a bore at last.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every sweet has its sour every evil its good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Insist on yourself never imitate... Every great man is unique.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give all to love obey thy heart.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make yourself necessary to somebody. Do not make life hard to any.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world belongs to the energetic.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge, and fox, and squirrel.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tis the good reader that makes the good book.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We do what we must, and call it by the best names.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you strike at a king, you must kill him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whoever is open, loyal, true of humane and affable demeanour honourable himself, and in his judgement of others faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man....such a man is a true gentleman.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wit makes its own welcome and levels all distinctions.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every artist was first an amateur.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Immortality. I notice that as soon as writers broach this question they begin to quote. I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust men and they will be true to you treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.

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

Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are conservatives after dinner.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The bitterest tragic element in life to be derived from an intellectual source is the belief in a brute Fate or Destiny.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

As we grow oldthe beauty steals inward.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man builds a fine house and now he has a master, and a task for life he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

As soon as there is life there is danger.

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