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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes.
The best of life is conversation, and the greatest success is confidence, or perfect understanding between two people.
As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.
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.
Our best thoughts come from others.
Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.
He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
A friend is one before whom you may think aloud.
When a whole nation is roaring patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.