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Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

Ralph Waldo Emerson
The angels are so enamored of the language that is spoken in heaven that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether their be any who understand it or not.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man in debt is so far a slave.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wouldst thou shut up the avenues of ill, Pay every debt as if God wrote the bill.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Coal lay in ledges under the ground since the Flood, until a laborer with pick and windlass brings it to the surface. We may will call it black diamonds. Every basket is power and civilization. For coal is a portable climate.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could some blunders and absurdities have crept in forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
With the past, I have nothing to do nor with the future. I live now.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are always getting ready to live but never living.

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