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

A beautiful woman is a picture which drives all beholders nobly mad.
'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.
'Tis a rule of manners to avoid exaggeration.
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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