Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We aim above the mark to hit the mark. 
People only see what they are prepared to see.
The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.
The louder he talks of honour, the faster we count our spoons.
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization. 
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. 
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Do not go where the path may lead; instead go where there is no path and leave a trail.
Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the self-reliance of every one of its members.
People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
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