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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Life is a festival only to the wise." Life & Death, Wisdom 3.8 avg (5 votes)
"Let the river roll which way it will, cities will rise on its banks." Nature 4.2 avg (6 votes)
"Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know." Knowledge 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them." Friendship 4.3 avg (8 votes)
"It is not length of life, but depth of life." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (8 votes)
"I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it." Miscellaneous 4.0 avg (1 votes)
"I hate quotations. Tell me what you know." Quotations 4.8 avg (16 votes)
"He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear." Fear 4.6 avg (7 votes)
"God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please - you can never have both." Truth & Lies 4.3 avg (8 votes)
"God enters by a private door into every individual." God 4.2 avg (5 votes)
"Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed. When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work, but the solidest things we know." Friendship 4.5 avg (14 votes)
"Creative force, like a musical composer, goes on unweariedly repeating a simple air or theme, now high, now low, in solo, in chorus, ten thousand times reverberated, till it fills earth and heaven with the chant." Art 3.0 avg (2 votes)
"Courage consists in the power of self-recovery." Courage 4.0 avg (2 votes)
"As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker." Beauty 4.3 avg (7 votes)
"A hero is no braver than an ordinary person, but he is braver five minutes longer." Courage 4.2 avg (5 votes)
"A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before." Courage 4.2 avg (5 votes)
"A friend is the hope of the heart." Friendship 4.5 avg (13 votes)
"A friend is one before whom you may think aloud." Friendship 4.6 avg (10 votes)

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