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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Life is a festival only to the wise." Life & Death, Wisdom 3.8 avg (5 votes)
"It is not length of life, but depth of life." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (8 votes)
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (105 votes)
"I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it." Miscellaneous 4.0 avg (1 votes)
"People only see what they are prepared to see." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (11 votes)
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." Miscellaneous 4.4 avg (8 votes)
"Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto." Music 4.9 avg (9 votes)
"Let the river roll which way it will, cities will rise on its banks." Nature 4.2 avg (6 votes)
"When a whole nation is roaring patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart." Patriotism 4.5 avg (16 votes)
"I hate quotations. Tell me what you know." Quotations 4.8 avg (16 votes)
"The definition of success--To laugh much; to win respect of intelligent persons and the affections of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one's self; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived--this is to have succeeded." Success 4.7 avg (174 votes)
"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say." Talking 4.5 avg (32 votes)
"The best of life is conversation, and the greatest success is confidence, or perfect understanding between two people." Talking 5.0 avg (1 votes)
"The mind does not create what it perceives, any more than the eye creates the rose." Thinking 3.0 avg (3 votes)
"Our best thoughts come from others." Thinking 4.2 avg (5 votes)
"God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please - you can never have both." Truth & Lies 4.3 avg (8 votes)
"Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom." Wisdom 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"The wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is more his interest than it is theirs to find his weak point." Wisdom 4.3 avg (6 votes)

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