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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





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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Insist on yourself. Never imitate.

- 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



Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times. They wish, as Pindar said, to tread the floors of hell, with necessities as hard as iron.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Each age, it is found, must write its own books or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



All diseases run into one, old age.

- 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



Adopt the pace of nature, Her secret is patience.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson