Ralph Waldo

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    ‘Tis too plain that with the material power the moral progress has not kept pace. It appears that we have not made a judicious investment. Works and days were offered us, and we took works.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The intelligent have a right over the ignorant, namely, the right of instructing them. The right punishment of one out of tune, is to make him play in tune; the fine which the good, refusing to govern, ought to pay, is, to be governed by a worse man; that his guards shall not handle gold and silver, but shall be instructed that there is gold and silver in their souls, which will make men willing to give them every thing which they need.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Every man is not so much a workman in the world as he is a suggestion of that he should be. Men walk as prophecies of the next age.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    An endless imbroglio
    Is law and the world,—
    Then first shalt thou know,
    That in the wild turmoil,
    Horsed on the Proteus,
    Thou ridest to power,
    And to endurance.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)