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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.

Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about.

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.

Earth laughs in flowers.

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.

Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.

Every artist was first an amateur.

Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.

Every burned book enlightens the world.

Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.

Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other: given the upper, to find the under side.

Every hero becomes a bore at last.

Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified.

Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.

Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.

Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer. He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich.

Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.