Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882

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There is no one who does not exaggerate. In conversation, men are encumbered with personality, and talk too much.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. :"Nominalist and Realist," Essays, Second Series (1844).
Those who have ruled human destinies, like planets, for thousands of years, were not handsome men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Beauty," The Conduct of Life (1860).
The covetousness or the malignity, which saddens me, when I ascribe it to society, is my own. I am environed by my self.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Character," Essays, Second Series (1844).

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