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Ralph Waldo Emerson Displaying 11 through 20 of 23 Quotes

"If a man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hard-beaten road to his house, tho it be in the woods."  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion, it is easy in solitude to live after your own, but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude."  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy."  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind."  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"Only in our easy, simple, spontaneous actions are we strong."  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"Rings and jewels are not gifts but apologies for gifts. The only true gift is a portion of yourself."  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"The only way to have friends is to be one."  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"The reward of a thing well done is having done it."  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"To be great is to be misunderstood."  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"Tobacco, coffee, alcohol, hashish, prussic acid, strychnine, are weak dilutions; the surest poison is time."  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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