Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, known as the face of  Transcendentalist movement of the mid 19th century. (source: Wikipedia)

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

America is another name for opportunity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

As soon as there is life there is danger.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty without expression is boring.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

God enters by a private door into every individual.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the quality of the moment, not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Power and speed be hands and feet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first wealth is health.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a tendency for things to right themselves.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no chance and anarchy in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are wiser than we know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must be our own before we can be another's.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
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