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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.

When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.

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

A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace.

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

The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.

The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.

Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

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

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.

Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none.

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

Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both.

Truth is beautiful, without doubt but so are lies.

Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.

Trust men and they will be true to you treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.

All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

We do not yet possess ourselves, and we know at the same time that we are much more.

Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.

The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.

Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.

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