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Ralph Waldo Emerson

1803 – 1882. An American philosopher and essayist, one of the most prominent thinkers and writers in the United States.




1. Take the place and position that suit you and everyone will acknowledge it.

2. Don’t go where the road leads. Go where there’s no road and leave your trail.

3. When you strike at the king, you must kill him.

4. The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.

5. Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.

6. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

7. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies inside us.

8. Always do what you are afraid to do.

9. The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

10. The hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.