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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  • The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.

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  • Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

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  • A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.

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  • Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.

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  • It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, 'always do what you are afraid to do.'

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  • The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

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  • Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.

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  • You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

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  • Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

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  • No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.

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  • As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.

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  • Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.

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  • Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.

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  • I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.

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  • Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

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  • A man is what he thinks about all day long.

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  • An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.

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  • The years teach much which the days never know.

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  • People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

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  • This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.

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  • Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.

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  • Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.

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  • All diseases run into one, old age.

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  • We are always getting ready to live but never living.

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  • The only way to have a friend is to be one.

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  • Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.

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  • In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise.

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  • Every man I meet is in some way my superior.

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  • Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

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