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Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1803 - 1882)

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ArmageddonThe end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
ChildrenA child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.
ChildrenChildren are all foreigners.
DemocracyDemocracy becomes a government of bullies, tempered by editors.
HerosEvery hero becomes a bore at last.
HistoryIn analyzing history do not be too profound, for often the causes are quite superficial.
HonorThe louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.
LiesTruth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
PhilanthropyTake egotism out, and you would castrate the benefactors.
- (on Philanthropy)
PoliticsEvery reform is only a mask under cover of which a more terrible reform, which dares not yet name itself, approaches.
QuotationsI hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
ReligionThe religions we call false were once true.
statusWhat is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
SufferingIt is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.
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