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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
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The essence of greatness is the perception that virtue is enough.
To be great is to be misunderstood.
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Heaven always bears some proportion to earth. The god of the cannibal will be a cannibal, of the crusaders a crusader, and of the merchants a merchant.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
There is properly no history; only biography.
A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair the rest of his life.
We know better than we do. We do not yet possess ourselves, and we know at the same time that we are much more.
What we do we must, and call it by the best names.
When we are exalted by ideas, we do not owe this to Plato, but to the idea, to which also Plato was debtor.
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Diplomacy Quote
There are times when even the greatest tactician in diplomatic cunning is outclassed in his own game. It is then that he discovers that all that he thought he had gained is but loss, and that what is left of national honor and dignity is but the shadow of an illustrious past that is gone forever, or of a potentially great future that will never come.
Strength Quote
Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong. Sometimes it's letting go.
Friendship Quote
Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers.
Happiness Quote
There is only one way to be happy, and that is to make somebody else so.
Love Quote
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.
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