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

R
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.
A
A beautiful woman is a practical poet.
N
'Tis a superstition to insist on a special diet. All is made at last of the same chemical atoms.
K
A good indignation brings out all one's powers.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: "Essays," 'Self-reliance.'
A: "Beauty."
N: "The Conduct of Life," "Culture," 1860.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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