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Adopt the pace of nature, Her secret is patience.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson




Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Character is higher than intellect… A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Insist on yourself. Never imitate.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Every artist was first an amateur.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Don't waste your life in doubts and fears: Spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson