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  Quotes of Ralph W Emerson [82]


  1. The only way to have a friend is to be one.
  2. Man cannot be happy and strong until he lives with nature in the present, above time.
  3. The book written against fame and learning has the author's name on the title-page.
  4. The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
  5. We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.
  6. Concentration is the secret of strength.
  7. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
  8. Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting -- a wayside sacrament.
  9. God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please - you can never have both.
  10. Some books leave us free and some books make us free.
  11. Every artist was first an amateur.
  12. The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.
  13. Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
  14. Art is a jealous mistress, and, if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider.
  15. The two terrors that discourage originality and creative living are fear of public opinion and undue reverence for one's own consistency.
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