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Raphael paints wisdom; Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Knowledge
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Wisdom is like electricity. There is no permanently wise man, but men capable of wisdom, who, being put into certain company, or other favorable conditions, become wise for a short time, as glasses rubbed acquire electric power for a while.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Knowledge
quotes Division : American poets   
     
There is a time when a man distinguishes the idea of felicity from the idea of wealth; it is the beginning of wisdom.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Knowledge
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Life is a festival only to the wise.,
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Knowledge
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Let us be poised, and wise, and our own, today.,
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Knowledge
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Ability
quotes Division : American poets   
     
People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Ability
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Happiness
quotes Division : American poets   
     
I look on that man as happy, who, when there is question of success, looks into his work for a reply.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Happiness
quotes Division : American poets   
     
To fill the hour -- that is happiness.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Happiness
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Action
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Act, if you like, but you do it at your peril. Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Action
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Let us, if we must have great actions, make our own so. All action is of infinite elasticity, and the least admits of being inflated with celestial air, until it eclipses the sun and moon.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Action
quotes Division : American poets   
     
A man's action is only a picture book of his creed.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Action
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Action
quotes Division : American poets   
     
The German intellect wants the French sprightliness, the fine practical understanding of the English, and the American adventure; but it has a certain probity, which never rests in a superficial performance, but asks steadily, To what end? A German public asks for a controlling sincerity.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Action
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Real action is in silent moments.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Action
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We are always getting ready to live, but never living.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Action
quotes Division : American poets   
     
We are taught by great actions that the universe is the property of every individual in it.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Action
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Why should we be cowed by the name of Action?.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Action
quotes Division : American poets   
     
The ancestor of every action is thought.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Action
quotes Division : American poets   
     

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