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Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be great is to be misunderstood
Insist on yourself; never imitate
Not the sun or the summer anon but every hour and season yields its tribute of delight
We are wiser than we know
There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance, and imitation is suicide.
Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of everyone of its members.
whoso would be a man would be a nonconformist
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds
The sun illumminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of a child.
Things are in the saddle and often ride mankind
If a man carefully examines his thoughts, he will be surprised to find out how much he lives in the future. His well being is always ahead.
Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
The soul's emphasis is always right
Great men exist that there may be greater men
My life is for itself and not for a spectacle
Trust thyself: every heart vibrartes to that iron string
Popularity is for dolls; a hero cannot be popular
The things taught in colleges and schools are not an education, but the means of educations
For nonconformity, the world whips you with displeasure
To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society
I have taught one doctrine, namely, the infinitude of the private man
Go alone, refuse the good models, even thosewhich are sacred in the imagintions of men
The great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keep with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the indpendence of solitude.
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