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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quote of Ralph Waldo Emerson - To the poet, to the philosopher...


Biography - Ralph Waldo Emerson:

American essayist, lecturer and poet.
Born: 1803 - Died: 1882
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: United States
United States

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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Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Pour le poète et pour le sage, toutes les choses sont amies et sacrées, toutes les expériences utiles, tous les jours saints, tous les hommes divins.

German
Dem Dichter und Weisen sind alle Dinge befreundet und geweiht, alle Erlebnisse nützlich, alle Tage heilig, alle Menschen göttlich.




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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.

The good man is the friend of all living things.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.




Quotes for: philosopher


Quotes

Quotes for: philosopher


Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.





Clarity is the good faith of philosophers.





I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'





The beard does not make the philosopher.
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Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.





The philosopher should never forget that he is cultivating an art and not a science.











Quotes for: sage


Quotes

Quotes for: sage


Even for the wise, the desire for glory is the last of all passions to be laid aside.





From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.





It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.





Those who live without madness are not as wise as they think.





The wise man is rich





A wise man will be master of his mind. A fool will be its slave.











Quotes for: Poet


Quotes

Quotes for: Poet


... but we want to be the poets of our life—first of all in the smallest, most everyday matters.





Always be a poet, even in prose.





Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one.





Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally, and you have done a poet’s job. The rest is literature.





The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.





Poets don’t draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.











Quotes for: Man


Quotes

Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.





Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.





The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.





Man is the future of man.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.











Quotes

Ralph Waldo Emerson also said...


Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.





To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.





Earth laughs in flowers.





Money often costs too much.





The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.





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












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