...the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness, the independence of solitude. Self Reliance (essay)

Ralph Waldo Emerson #Authors

A chief event in life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson #Authors

A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.

Ralph Waldo Emerson #Authors

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson #Authors

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson #Authors

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud.

Ralph Waldo Emerson #Authors

A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.

Ralph Waldo Emerson #Authors

A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

Ralph Waldo Emerson #Authors

A good intention but fixed and resolute - bent on high and holy ends, we shall find means to them on every side and at every moment; and even obstacles and opposition will but make us "like the fabled specter-ships," which sail the fastest in the very teeth of the wind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson #Authors

A good intention clothes itself with power.

Ralph Waldo Emerson #Authors

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