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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

(1803-1882), American Poet, Essayist

Every mind has a choice between truth and repose. Take which you please you can never have both.

Category: Truth

The greatest homage we can pay truth is to use it.

Category: Truth

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.

Category: Truth

Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.

Category: Truth

The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.

Category: Ugliness

No man thoroughly understands a truth until he has contended against it.

Category: Understanding

Is the acorn better than the oak which is its fullness and completion?

Category: Uniqueness

I suffer whenever I see that common sight of a parent or senior imposing his opinion and way of thinking and being on a young soul to which they are totally unfit. Cannot we let people be themselves, and enjoy life in their own way? You are trying to make that man another you. One's enough.

Category: Upbringing

There is always safety in valor.

Category: Valor

Valor consists in the power of self recovery.

Category: Valor

The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain; and there is no good theory of disease which does not at once suggest a cure.

Category: Value

Wherever work is done, victory is attained.

Category: Victory

Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory.

Category: Victory

No matter how often you are defeated, you are born to victory.

Category: Victory

The god of victory is said to be one-handed, but peace gives victory on both sides.

Category: Victory