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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Biography : American essayist, lecturer and poet.
Born: 1803 - Died: 1882
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: United States
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Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
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Earth laughs in flowers.
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The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.
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All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
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The years teach much which the days never know.
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Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.
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To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.
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The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
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Money often costs too much.
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No man can learn what he has not preparation for learning.
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The scholar is that man who must take up into himself all the ability of the time, all the contributions of the past, all the hopes of the future.
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The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood.
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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
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The key to every man is his thought.
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Self-trust is the first secret of success.
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Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
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Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
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Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.
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Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.
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There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
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Courage charms us, because it indicates that a man loves an idea better than all things in the world, that he is thinking neither of his bed, nor his dinner, nor his money, but will venture all to put in act the invisible thought of his mind.
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A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
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Whenever the true objects of action appear, they are to be heartily sought. Enthusiasm is the height of man; it is the passing from the human to the divine.
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There are two classes of poets — the poets by education and practice, these we respect; and poets by nature, these we love.
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To me men are for what they are, They wear no masks with me.
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Skill to do comes of doing; knowledge comes by eyes always open, and working hands; and there is no knowledge that is not power.
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Nothing astonishes men so much as common-sense and plain dealing.
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Sunshine cannot bleach the snow,
Nor time unmake what poets know.

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Literature is the effort of man to indemnify himself for the wrongs of his condition.
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