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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
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

R
Wisdom is like electricity. There is no permanently wise man, but men capable of wisdom, who, being put into certain company, or other favorable conditions, become wise for a short time, as glasses rubbed acquire electric power for a while.
A
Who shall forbid a wise skepticism, seeing that there is no practical question on which anything more than an approximate solution can be had?
N
Wilt thou seal up the avenues of ill? Pay every debt as if God wrote the bill.
K
When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless!
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Readers' Digest."
R: "Society and Solitude," "Clubs" 1870.
A: "Montaigne," 1876.
N: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
K: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
   


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