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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on wishes

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When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless!

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on behavior, joy, pain, and wishes

There is no beautifier of complexion or form of behavior like the wish to scatter joy, and not pain, around us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on men, vices, and wishes

Men wish to be saved from the mischiefs of their vices, but not from their vices.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on hope, people, and wishes

People wish to be settled. It is only as far as they are unsettled that there is any hope for them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Essays. Circles

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on diet, life, needs, and wishes

I do not wish to expiate, but to live. My life is for itself and not for a spectacle. I much prefer that it should be of a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, then that it should be glittering and unsteady. I wish it to be sound and sweet, and not to need diet and bleeding.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on action, apologies, appearance, charity, courage, diet, good, life, men, needs, wishes, and world

Men do what is called a good action, as some piece of courage or charity, much as they would pay a fine in expiation of daily non-appearance on parade. Their works are done as an apology or extenuation of their living in the world- as invalids pay a high board. Their virtues are penance's. I do not wish to expiate, but to live: my life is for itself, and not for spectacle. I much prefer that it should be of a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, than that it should be glittering and unsteady. I wish it to be sound and sweet, and not to need diet and bleeding. I ask for primary evidence that you are a man, and refuse this appeal from a man to his actions.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on beginning, marriage, questions, wishes, and world

Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out; and such as are out wish to get in?

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Representative Men. Montaigne

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on life, sacred, and wishes

I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred. I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Conduct of Life. 1860. Considerations by the Way

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on desires, struggle, and wishes

Those who cannot tell what they desire or expect, still sigh and struggle with indefinite thoughts and vast wishes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Peter Pierre Abélard on country, fatherhood, fulfillment, glory, god, grace, hope, joy, peace, people, praise, prayer, rest, sons, spirit, trouble, vision, and wishes

O what their joy and their glory must be, Those endless sabbaths the blessed ones see! crowns for the valiant, for weary ones rest: God shall be all, and in all ever blest. Truly Jerusalem name we that shore, vision of peace that brings hope evermore; wish and fulfillment shall severed be ne'er, nor the thing prayed for come short of the prayer. There, where no trouble distraction can bring, we the sweet anthems of Zion shall sing, while for thy grace, Lord, their voices of praise thy blessed people eternally raise. Now, in the meantime, with hearts raised on high, we for that country must yearn and must sigh, seeking Jerusalem, dear native land, through the long exile on Babylon's strand. Low before him with our praises we fall, of whom, and in whom, and through whom are all; of whom, the Father; and in whom, the Son; through whom, the Spirit, with both ever one.

Pierre Abelard (1079 - 1142)

Source: Hymnus Paraclitensis, On Heaven

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