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To laugh often and much;
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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For every minute you remain angry,
you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ancestor of every action is a thought.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you are comes to you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we have arrived at the question,
the answer is already near.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the quality of the moment,
not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius is the power to labor better and more availably.
Deserve thy genius: exalt it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world is all gates, all opportunities,
strings of tension waiting to be struck.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hitch your wagon to a star.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else,
and for everything you gain,
you lose something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always do what you are afraid to do.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust your instinct to the end,
though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is at last sacred, but the integrity of your own mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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