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Ralph Waldo Emerson

1803-1882. American poet, essayist and lecturer.

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It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

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

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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

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

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The highest compact we can make with our fellow is --''Let there be truth between us two forevermore.''

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Trust instinct to the end, even though you can give no reason.

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The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.

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Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.

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It requires a great deal of boldness and a great deal of caution to make a great fortune, and when you have it, it requires ten times as much skill to keep it.

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Money often costs too much.

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