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Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1803-1882) born on
May 25
US philosopher, poet, essayist. He was the main spokesman of his time for moral optimism and belief in the individual: "Self-Reliance," 1844.
'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; a good head cannot read amiss: in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakeably meant for his ear.

The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Common sense is the wick of the candle.
The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Society and Solitude," "Success," 1870.
R: In "Instant Quotation Dictionary," by Donald O. Bolander, 1979.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: "Journals," 1845.
K: "The Conduct of Life," "Worship." 1870.

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