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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.
         
   
F
A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; -- read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.

R
A beautiful woman is a picture which drives all beholders nobly mad.
A
'Tis very certain that each man carries in his eye the exact indication of his rank in the immense scale of men, and we are always learning to read it. A complete man should need no auxiliaries to his personal presence.
N
'Tis a rule of manners to avoid exaggeration.
K
A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Essays," "Self-Reliance" (First Series), 1841.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: "The Conduct of Life," "Beauty," 1860.
N: "Letters and Social Aims, "Social Aims," 1876.
K: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
   


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