Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American author, poet
25 May 1803 — 27 April 1882

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Self-trust is the first secret of success.

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It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

Every artist was first an amateur.

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

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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The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.

Always do what you are afraid to do.

Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.

Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances: It was somebody`s name, or he happened to be there at the time, or, it was so then, and another day it would have been otherwise. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.

The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.

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