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RALPH WALDO EMERSON
American essayist and poet
(1803 - 1882)
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There is always room for a man of force, and he makes room for many. Society is a troop of thinkers, and the best heads among them take the best places. A feeble man can see the farms that are fenced and tilled, the houses that are built. The strong man sees the possible houses and farms. His eye makes estates as fast as the sun breeds clouds.
      - [Power]

There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
      - [Reading]

There is genius as well in virtue as in intellect. 'Tis the doctrine of faith over works.
      - [Genius]

There is hope in extravagance, there is none in routine.
      - [Extravagance]

There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
      - [Benevolence : Kindness]

There is no calamity that right words will not begin to redress.
      - [Calamities]

There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue.
      - [Rogues]

There is no God dare wrong a worm.
      - [Wrong]

There is no thought in any mind, but it quickly tends to convert itself into a power, and organizes a huge instrumentality of means.
      - [Thought]

There is nothing capricious in nature. In nature the implanting of a desire indicates that the gratification of that desire is in the constitution of the creature that feels it.
      - [Desire]

There is this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
      - [Boasting]

These preachers of beauty, which light the world with their admonishing smile.
      - [Stars]

They are the strong ones of the earth, the mighty food for good or evil,--those who know how to keep silence when it is a pain and a grief to them; those who give time to their own souls to wax strong against temptation, or to the powers of wrath to stamp upon them their withering passage.
      - [Silence]

They have in themselves what they value in their horse, mettle and bottom.
      - [Horses]

They who talk much of destiny, their birth-star, etc., are in a lower dangerous plane, and invite the evil they fear.
      - [Destiny]

Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful.
      - [Imagination]

This ennui, for which we Saxons had no name,--this word of France, has got a terrific significance. It shortens life, and bereaves the day of its light.
      - [Ennui]

This gives force to the strong--that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance or original action.
      - [Politics]

This is that which we call character,--a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means.
      - [Character]

This time is a very good one if we but know what to do with it.
      - [Present]

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

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

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
      - [Action]

Thought is the property of him who can entertain it, and of him who can adequately place it.
      - [Plagiarism]

Thought is the property of him who can entertain it, and of him who can adequately place it.
      - [Thought]


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