A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. Ralph Waldo Emerson Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Ralph Waldo Emerson Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think. Ralph Waldo Emerson Children are all foreigners. Ralph Waldo Emerson Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practising every day while they live. Ralph Waldo Emerson Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. Ralph Waldo Emerson Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. 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. Ralph Waldo Emerson Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. Ralph Waldo Emerson Every hero becomes a bore at last. Ralph Waldo Emerson Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good. Ralph Waldo Emerson Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. Ralph Waldo Emerson Give all to love; obey thy heart. Ralph Waldo Emerson I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. Ralph Waldo Emerson I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from. Ralph Waldo Emerson If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me. Ralph Waldo Emerson Insist on yourself; never imitate... Every great man is unique. Ralph Waldo Emerson Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him. Ralph Waldo Emerson Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air� Ralph Waldo Emerson Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson Make yourself necessary to somebody. Do not make life hard to any. Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character. Ralph Waldo Emerson Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can. Ralph Waldo Emerson People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character. Ralph Waldo Emerson Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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