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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882) was a philosopher, minister, and journalist who is best known as a leader in the Transcendentalist movement in the 1830s-40s. He championed the value of intuition and individualism in one's spiritual beliefs. Much of his writing was in the form of relatively short essays and articles which are still widely read today. (from

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Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
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Discontent is want of self-reliance; it is infirmity of will.
Ralph W. Emerson -      [Christian quotes]
A believer is never disturbed because other persons do not yet see the fact which he sees.
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Most of the shadows in this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.
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Ralph W. Emerson -      [Law of Attraction]
Beware of what you want for you will get it.
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Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is the triumph of enthusiasm.
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Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
Ralph W. Emerson -      [Success]
All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man has taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.
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Always do what you are afraid to do.
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The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
Ralph W. Emerson -      [Words of Wisdom]
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
Ralph W. Emerson -There are other measures of self-respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
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No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.

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