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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"United States! Go put your creed into your deed."
"Creative force, like a musical composer, goes on unweariedly repeating a simple air or theme, now high, now low, in solo, in chorus, ten thousand times reverberated, till it fills earth and heaven with the chant."
"As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker."
"We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes."
"Rings and jewels are not gifts but apologies for gifts. The only true gift is a portion of yourself."
"Courage consists in the power of self-recovery."
"A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before."
"A hero is no braver than an ordinary person, but he is braver five minutes longer."
"The secret of education is respecting the pupil."
"We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing."
"Men are what their mothers made them."
"He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear."
"A friend is one before whom you may think aloud."
"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
"A friend is the hope of the heart."
"Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed. When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work, but the solidest things we know."
"God enters by a private door into every individual."
"The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons."
"Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know."
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