A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on books, controversy, neighbors, quotations, sermons, world, and path

If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mouse-trap than his neighbor, tho' he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door. [Mrs. Yule stated in The Docket, Feb. 1912, that she copied this in her handbook from a lecture delivered by Emerson. The 'mouse-trap' quotation was the occasion of a long controversy, owing to Elbert Hubbard's claim to its authorship.]

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Mrs. Sarah S. B. Yule (1856–1916), Borrowings, 1889

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on beginning, cheating, day, and neighbors

Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well - he has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Nader on acting, community, and neighbors

When strangers start acting like neighbors, communities are reinvigorated.

Ralph Nader (1934 -)

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A Quote by Rabbi Samuel H. Holdenson on kindness, mind, neighbors, and peace

Kindness is the inability to remain at ease in the presence of another person who is ill at ease, the inability to remain comfortable in the presence of another who is uncomfortable, the inability to have peace of mind when one's neighbor is troubled.

Rabbi Samuel H. Holdenson

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A Quote by Rabbi Hillel on laws, neighbors, rest, and study

What you yourself hate, don't do to your neighbor. This is the whole law; the rest is commentary. Go and study.

Rabbi Hillel (fl. 30 BC - 10 AD)

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A Quote by Preston Sturges on death, life, and neighbors

Now I've laid me down to die I pray my neighbors not to pry Too deeply into sins that I Not only cannot here deny But much enjoyed as life flew by.

Preston Sturges

Source: Epitaph

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A Quote by Pilpay on good and neighbors

We ought to do our neighbor all the good we can. If you do good, good will be done to you.


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A Quote by Pietro Aretino on neighbors and truth

If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.

Pietro Aretino (1492 - 1556)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on life, neighbors, and satisfaction

Much as we deplore our condition in life, nothing would make us more satisfied with it than the changing of places, for a few days, with our neighbors.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Paul Fleischman on america, friendship, garden, life, and neighbors

The object in America is to avoid contact, to treat all as foes unless they're known to be friends. Here you have a million crabs living in a million crevices. . . . But the garden's greatest benefit, I feel, as not relief to the eyes, but to make the eyes sees our neighbors.

Paul Fleischman

Source: Seedfolks

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