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Information about Ralph Waldo Emerson

Known as the "Sage of Concord" for his stirring oratories, Ralph Waldo Emerson came from a long line of ministers, including his father, who was a seven generation clergyman. Following the death of his two brothers and his young wife, Emerson began to doubt his own faith, renouncing his ministry. Instead, he spend much of the rest of his life writing, thinking and speaking. He is the found…

Date of Birth: May 23, 1803
Date of Death: April 27, 1882


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"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Attributed to Emerson in Promotion of Pharmaceuticals : Issues, Trends, Options (1993) pg 74, and also Thoreau elsewhere, but no instance of the quote can be found before 1990, so the authorship of the quote is disputed. Add Category or Author

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"The only way to have a friend is to be one." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Essays, First Series (1841), essay titled "Friendship." Add Category or Author

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"We all live amid surfaces, and the true art is to skate well on them." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Always do what you are afraid to do." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"The excellent is new forever." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Hitch your wagon to a star." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Society and Solitude (1870) In the portion of Society and Solitude titled "Civilization," Emerson states the desire to let our dreams and ambitions drive us: to aim high. Add Category or Author

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"The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Every artist was first an amateur." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"The high prize of life, the crowning fortune of man, is to be born with a bias to some pursuit which finds him in employment and happiness." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"The future belongs to those who prepare for it." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"It is not length of life, but depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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