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To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

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The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Self-trust is the first secret to success. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We must be our own before we can be another's.

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Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The years teach us much the days never knew. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Life is short, but there is always time for courtesy. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Our strength grows out of our weakness. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Sincerity is the highest complement you can pay, Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a belly-full of words and do not know a thing. The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The stupidity of men always invites the insolence of power. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A strenuous soul hates cheap success. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing.

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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The first wealth is health. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We gain the strength of the temptation we resist. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The less government we have the better. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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Men are respectable only as they respect. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The secret in education lies in respecting the student. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Civilization depends on morality. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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How much of human life is lost in waiting. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.

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How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!

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Some books leave us free and some books make us free. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Solitude is impractical and yet society is fatal. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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No man can help another without helping himself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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As soon as there is life there is danger. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The foundations of a person are not in matter but in spirit. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Music causes us to think eloquently. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Accept your genius and say what you think. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The more experiments you make the better. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Men lose their tempers in defending their taste. Ralph Waldo Emerson