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The Quotable Emerson: Life lessons from the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Over 300 quotes Paperback – August 20, 2011


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  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466262699
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466262690
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.3 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #914,927 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The bitterest tragic element in life to be derived from an intellectual source is the belief in a brute Fate or Destiny.
 
Every reform was once a private opinion.
 
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.
 
I hope in these days we have heard the last of conformity and consistency. Let the words be gazetted and ridiculous henceforward.
 
Language is fossil poetry.
An action is the perfection and publication of thought.
 
In a virtuous action, I properly am; in a virtuous act, I add to the world; I plant into deserts conquered from Chaos and Nothing, and see the darkness receding on the limits of the horizon.
 
Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
 
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them. Some minds are incapable of skepticism.
 
We boil at different degrees.
 
Nothing shall warp me from the belief that every man is a lover of truth. There is no pure lie, no pure malignity in nature. The entertainment of the proposition of depravity is the last profligacy and profanation. There is no scepticism, no atheism but that. Could it be received into common belief, suicide would unpeople the planet.
 
Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state, in the shooting of the gulf, in the darting to an aim.
 
Art is a jealous mistress.
 
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
 
The angels are so enamored of the language that is spoken in heaven, that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether there be any who understand it or not.
 
I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.
 
When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
 
You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.
 
Flowers and fruits are always fit presents; flowers, because they are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all of the utilities of the world. These gay natures contrast with the somewhat stern countenance of ordinary nature: they are like music heard out of a work-house.
 
The first wealth is health.
 
Hitch your wagon to a star.
 
Invention breeds invention.
 
Murder in the murderer is no such ruinous thought as poets and romancers will have it; it does not unsettle him, or fright him from his ordinary notice of trifles: it is an act quite easy to be contemplated, but in its sequel, it turns out to be a horrible jangle and confounding of all relations.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mariah on January 23, 2012
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I purchased this book for my daughter who loves Emerson. The quotes are organized in categories and are easy to find and read. The book includes the most memorable quotes of Emerson and my daughter loves it.
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