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There are ten or twenty basic truths, and life is the process of discovering them over and over and over.

Emerson


Well begun is half done.

Emerson


An idea is an eye given by God for the seeing of God. Some of these eyes we cannot bear to look out of, we blind them as quickly as possible.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


In every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


I remember when legal used to mean lawful, now it means some kind of loophole.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


Knowledge is power.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.

Fosdick Harry Emerson





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