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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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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
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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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The key to every man is his thought.
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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
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To me men are for what they are, They wear no masks with me
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Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth.
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For it is not metres, but a metre-making argument that makes a poem.
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It does not need that a poem should be long. Every word was once a poem.
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Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in one's own sunshine.
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Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.
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Motion or change, and identity or rest, are the first and second secrets of nature: Motion and Rest. The whole code of her laws may be written on the thumbnail, or the signet of a ring.
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An action is the perfection and publication of thought.
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When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
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Earth laughs in flowers.
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Self-trust is the first secret of success.
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Every man I meet is in some way my superior; and in that I can learn of him.
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Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
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As we are, so we do; and as we do, so is it done to us; we are the builders of our fortunes.
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Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
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What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
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