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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

(1803-1882), American Poet, Essayist

As there is a use in medicine for poisons, so the world cannot move without rogues.

Category: Villains

The virtues of society are vices of the saint. The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.

Category: Virtue

The virtue in most request is conformity.

Category: Virtue

The less a man thinks or knows about his virtues, the better we like him.

Category: Virtue

A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

Category: Virtue

The only reward of virtue is virtue.

Category: Virtue

Weed -- a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

Category: Virtue

Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred.

Category: Vision

Hitch your wagon to a star. Let us not fag in paltry works which serve our pot and bag alone.

Category: Vision

A man's style is his mind's voice. Wooden minds, wooden voices.

Category: Voice

Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover.

Category: Want

The triumphs of peace have been in some proximity to war. Whilst the hand was still familiar with the sword-hilt, whilst the habits of the camp were still visible in the port and complexion of the gentleman, his intellectual power culminated; the compression and tension of these stern conditions is a training for the finest and softest arts, and can rarely be compensated in tranquil times, except by some analogous vigor drawn from occupations as hardy as war.

Category: War And Peace

Our strength grows out of our weakness.

Category: Weakness

Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.

Category: Wealth

The first wealth is health.

Category: Wealth