Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be a little careful of your Library. Do you foresee what you will do with it? Very little to be sure. But the real question is, Wh at it wil ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson books

I greet you at the beginning of a great career, which must yet have had a long foreground somewhere, for such a start. I rubbed my eyes a li ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson Whitman Walt

There is no one who does not exaggerate. In conversation, men are encumbered with personality, and talk too much. ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson exaggeration conversation

Solvency is maintained by means of a national debt, on the principle, "If you will not lend me the money, how can I pay you?" ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson national debt

The Frenchman invented the ruffle; the Englishman added the shirt. ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson England

Government exists to defend the weak and the poor and the injured party; the rich and the strong can better take care of themselve s. ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson government

The intellect,--that is miraculous! Who has it, has the talisman: his skin and bones, though they were of the color of night, are transparen ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson race mind the

If there be any man who thinks the ruin of a race of men a small matter, compared with the last decoration and completions of his own comfor ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson slavery

The civility of no race can be perfect whilst another race is degraded. ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson race

If any mention was made of homicide, madness, adultery, and intolerable tortures, we would let the church-bells ring louder, the c hurch-org ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson slavery

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