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Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (Nature – Chapter 1, 1836)
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (Education)
Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (The Conduct of Life - Fate, 1860)
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (Works and Days)
The first wealth is health.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A day is a miniature eternity
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Patience and fortitude conquers all things.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Flowers are the earth laughing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men are what their mothers made them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poverty consist in feeling poor.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are some men above grief and some men below it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Science does not know its debt to imagination.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands;Divine Soul which also inspires all men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (Speech - The American Scholar, 1837)
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world sparkles with light.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no way to success in our art but to take off your coat, grind paint, and work like a digger on the railroad, all day and everyday.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (The Complete Works - Resources, 1876)<
So shall we come to look at the world with new eyes. It shall answer the endless inquiry of the intellect, — What is truth? and of the affections, — What is good? by yielding itself passive to the educated Will. ... Build, therefore, your own world. As fast as you conform your life to the pure idea in your mind, that will unfold its great proportions. A correspondent revolution in things will attend the influx of the spirit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (Nature, 1836)
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friess''nds; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch of redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Biography

Born: May 25, 1803
Died: April 27, 1882

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American writer, lecturer and poet. He was the leading figure in the Transcendentalism movement during the mid 19th century.

Notable Works
Nature (1836)
Concord Hymn (1836)
Essays: First Series
(1841)
Essays: Second Series (1844)
Representative Men (1850)
The Conduct of Life (1860)
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