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Favorite Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

If you ever need encouragment before you go out and chop wood.

  1. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment
  2. For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
  3. It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
  4. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
  5. Always do what you are afraid to do.
  6. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
  7. I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
  8. Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
  9. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
  10. It is not the length of life, but the depth.
  11. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
  12. Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
  13. Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.
  14. Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.
  15. If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.

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