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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1803 - 1882)
American Transcendentalist philosopher, essayist, poet and writer.
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Men achieve a certain greatness unawares, when working to another aim.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Ability and Achievement Quotes
The measure of a master is his success in bringing all men round to his opinion 20 years later.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Ability and Achievement Quotes
The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Ability and Achievement Quotes
The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Ability and Achievement Quotes
Play out the game, act well your part, and if the gods have blundered, we will not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Action Quotes
It is time to be old, To take in sail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Aging and Old Age Quotes
A good indignation brings out all one's powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Anger Quotes
The flowering of geometry.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Architects and Architecture Quotes
When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Arguments and Quarrels Quotes
Artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Art and the Artist Quotes
Perpetual modernness is the measure of merit in every work of art.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Art and the Artist Quotes
Beauty without expression tires.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Beauty Quotes
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Beauty Quotes
We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its ends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Beauty Quotes
Neither is a dictionary a bad book to read. There is no cant in it, no excess of explanation, and it is full of suggestions, the raw material of possible poems and histories.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Books and Reading Quotes
Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Books and Reading Quotes
The days come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant friendly party, but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Change and Transience Quotes
Good breeding, a union of kindness and independence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Character and Personality Quotes
Character is that which can do without success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Character and Personality Quotes
Cities force growth and make men talkative and entertaining, but they make them artificial.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | The City and the Country Quotes
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Civilization Quotes
An institution is the lengthening shadow of one man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Clubs and Institutions Quotes
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said today.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Consistency Quotes
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Courage and Bravery Quotes
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Creation and Creativity Quotes
A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Cynicism Quotes
The question is whether suicide is the way out, or the way in.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Death and Dying Quotes
Proportion is almost impossible to human beings. There is no one who does not exaggerate.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Deception Quotes
I pay the School Master, but 'tis the school boys that educate my son.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Education Quotes
The things taught in schools are not an education but the means of an education.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Education Quotes
I find the Englishman to be him of all men who stands firmest in his shoes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | England and the U.K. Quotes
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Experience Quotes
I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility, which religion is powerless to bestow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Fashion Quotes
Whatever limits us we call Fate.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Fate and Destiny Quotes
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friends and Friendship Quotes
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friends and Friendship Quotes
To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men - that is genius.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Genius Quotes
In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Genius Quotes
Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Goals and Ambition Quotes
God enters by a private door into every individual.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | God Quotes
In nature, nothing can be given, all things are sold.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Goodness and Giving Quotes
The meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Goodness and Giving Quotes
I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Goodness and Giving Quotes
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Goodness and Giving Quotes
Take egotism out, and you would castrate the benefactor.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Goodness and Giving Quotes
A great man stands on God. A small man stands on a great man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Greatness Quotes
Calmness is always Godlike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Greatness Quotes
A man finds room in a few square inches of his face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Heredity Quotes
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Heroes and Heroism Quotes
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Heroes and Heroism Quotes
All history is but the lengthened shadow of a great man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | History and Historians Quotes
A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair the rest of his life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | The Home Quotes
Man is physically as well as metaphysically a thing of shreds and patches, borrowed unequally from good and bad ancestors, and a misfit from the start.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Homo Sapiens Quotes
The cultivated man, wise to know and bold to perform, is the end to which nature works.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Homo Sapiens Quotes
We fancy men are individuals; so are pumpkins; but every pumpkin in the field goes through every point of pumpkin history.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Homo Sapiens Quotes
Whosoever would be a man must be a non-conformist.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Homo Sapiens Quotes
The louder he talked of his honour, the faster we counted our spoons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Honour Quotes
Outside, among your fellows, among strangers, you must preserve appearances, 100 things you cannot do; but inside, the terrible freedom!
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Human Relations Quotes
When the man is at home, his standing in society is well known and quietly taken; but when he is abroad, it is problematical, and is dependent on the success of his manners.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Human Relations Quotes
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Human Relations Quotes
Extremes meet, and there is no better example than the naughtiness of humility.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Hypocrisy Quotes
If I cannot brag of knowing something, then I brag of not knowing it, at any rate, brag.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Ignorance Quotes
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Imagination Quotes
Every man is a borrower and a mimic; life is theatrical and literature a quotation.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Imitation Quotes
If you shoot at a king you must kill him.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Leaders and Leadership Quotes
In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Life Quotes
Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Life Quotes
The whole of what we know is a system of compensations. Each suffering is rewarded; each sacrifice is made up; every debt is paid.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Life Quotes
I can find my biography in every fable that I read.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Literature Quotes
It has come to be practically a sort of rule in literature that a man, having once shown himself capable of original writing, is entitled thenceforth to steal from the writings of others at discretion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Literature Quotes
A person seldom falls sick but the bystanders are animated with a faint hope that he will die.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Medicine and Sickness Quotes
Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Men Quotes
Shall we judge a country by the majority, or by the minority? By the minority, surely.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Minorities Quotes
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Nature Quotes
Nature is reckless of the individual. When she has points to carry, she carries them
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Nature Quotes
My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock, should find the time in my face.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Observation Quotes
The difference between landscape and landscape is small, but there's a great difference in the beholders.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Observation Quotes
The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Observation Quotes
People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Observation Quotes
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Ownership and Possession Quotes
The peace of the man who has foresworn the use of the bullet seems to me not quite peace, but a canting impotence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Peace Quotes
The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Personal Appearance Quotes
Poetry must be as new as foam, and as old as the rock.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Poets and Poetry Quotes
Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Politeness and Manners Quotes
There is always a best way of doing everything, if it be only to boil an egg. Manners are the happy ways of doing things.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Politeness and Manners Quotes
There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for then we get rid of cant and hypocrisy.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Politics Quotes
A good indignation brings out all one's powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Power Quotes
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Power Quotes
Some natures are too good to be spoiled by praise.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Praise and Flattery Quotes
Every reform was once a private opinion, and when it shall be a private opinion again, it will solve the problem of the age.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Revolution and Reform Quotes
The merit claimed for the Anglican Church is that, if you let it alone, it will let you alone.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Religion Quotes
There is a crack in everything God has made.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Religion Quotes
No sensible person ever made an apology.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Repentance and Apology Quotes
Outside, among your fellows, among strangers, you must preserve appearances, a hundred things you cannot do; but inside, the terrible freedom!
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Sanity and Insanity Quotes
Sanity is very rare; every man almost, and every woman, has a dash of madness.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Sanity and Insanity Quotes
Self-command is the main elegance.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Self and Self-Knowledge Quotes
Sleep takes off the costume of circumstance, arms us with terrible freedom, so that every will rushes to deed. A skillful man reads his dreams for his self-knowledge; yet not the details, but the quality. What part does he play in them - a cheerful, manly part, or a poor, drivelling part? However monstrous and grotesque their apparitions, they have a substantial truth.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Weariness Quotes
Every man is a consumer and ought to be a producer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Society and Social Quotes
We never touch but at points.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Solitude Quotes
Sorrow makes us all children again.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Sorrow Quotes
There are some men above grief and some men below it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Sorrow Quotes
All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Speakers and Speeches Quotes
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon balls, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said today.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Speakers and Speeches Quotes
What is success? To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; That is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Success Quotes
No man should travel until he has learned the language of the country he visits, otherwise he voluntarily makes himself a great baby - so helpless and ridiculous.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Travel and Travellers Quotes
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Trust Quotes
God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please; you can never have both.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Truth Quotes
Every vice is only an exaggeration of a necessary and virtuous function.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Vice Quotes
The first wealth is health.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Wealth Quotes
A wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is more his interests than it is theirs to find his weak point.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Wisdom Quotes
A woman's strength is the irresistible might of weakness.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Women Quotes
It is the privilege of any human work which is well done to invest the doer with a certain haughtiness. He can well afford not to conciliate, whose faithful work will answer for him.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Work Quotes
We are as much informed of a writer's genius by what he selects as by what he originates.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Writers and Writing Quotes
It makes a great difference in the force of a sentence whether a man be behind it or no.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Writers and Writing Quotes
There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Education Quotes
O Lord! Unhappy is the man whom man can make unhappy.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Unhappiness Quotes
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Peace of Mind Quotes
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Happiness Quotes
Discontent is want of self-reliance; it is infirmity of will.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Happiness Quotes
Five great enemies to peace inhabit us: avarice, ambition, envy, anger and pride. If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Happiness Quotes
To fill the hour, and leave no crevice ... that is happiness.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Happiness Quotes
The high prize of life, the crowning fortune of man, is to be born with a bias to some pursuit which finds him in employment and happiness.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Happiness Quotes
A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Happiness Quotes
The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Happiness Quotes
No man can have society upon his own terms.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Acceptance Quotes
Nature is what you may do. There is much you may not do.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Acceptance Quotes
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Acceptance Quotes
When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful world, I thank God I am alive.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Forgiveness Quotes
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Forgiveness Quotes
Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Forgiveness Quotes
There are three wants which can never be satisfied: that of the rich, who want something more; that of the sick, who want something different; and that of the traveler, who says, "Anywhere but here."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Other Side Quotes
Men run away to other countries because they are not good in their own, and run back to their own because they pass for nothing in the new places.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Other Side Quotes
Right Now Is the Time to Be Kind You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Helping Other People Quotes
I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Helping Other People Quotes
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Helping Other People Quotes
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Helping Other People Quotes
We take care of our health, we lay up money, we make our roof tight and our clothing sufficient, but who provides wisely that he shall not be wanting in the best property of all-friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friendship Quotes
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friendship Quotes
No man can have society upon his own terms. If he seeks it, he must serve it too.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friendship Quotes
The condition which high friendship demands is the ability to do without it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friendship Quotes
The secret of success in society is a certain heartiness and sympathy.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friendship Quotes
Friendship requires more time than poor busy men can usually command.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friendship Quotes
Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friendship Quotes
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friendship Quotes
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friendship Quotes
A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friendship Quotes
Every man passes his life in the search after friendship.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friendship Quotes
How casually and unobservedly we make all our most valued acquaintances.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friendship Quotes
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friendship Quotes
God enters by a private door into every individual.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | God Quotes
To Be is to live with God.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | God Quotes
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Faith and Belief Quotes
A believer, a mind whose faith is consciousness, is never disturbed because other persons do not yet see the fact which he sees.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Faith and Belief Quotes
The disease with which the human mind now labors is want of faith.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Faith and Unity Quotes
The wise man in the storm prays God not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Prayer Quotes
Though I am weak, yet God, when prayed, Cannot withhold his conquering aid.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Prayer Quotes
Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Prayer Quotes
It is doubtless a vice to turn one's eyes inward too much, but I am my own comedy and tragedy.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Self-Knowledge Quotes
Accept the place the divine providence has found for you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Self-Acceptance Quotes
Self-command is the main elegance.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Self-Control Quotes
Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Self-Confidence Quotes
Discontent is want of self-discipline; it is infirmity of will.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Self-Reliance Quotes
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Self-Reliance Quotes
To be simple is to be great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Simplicity Quotes
It is proof of high culture to say the greatest matters in the simplest way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Simplicity Quotes
Who loses a day loses life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | One Day Quotes
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | One Day Quotes
The days come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant friendly party, but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | One Day Quotes
He is only rich who owns the day. There is no king, rich man, fairy, or demon who possesses such power as that.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | One Day Quotes
Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | One Day Quotes
To fill the hour, that is happiness; to fill the hour, and leave no crevice for a repentance or an approval.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | One Day Quotes
He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | One Day Quotes
A day is a miniature eternity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | One Day Quotes
The surest poison is time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | One Day Quotes
This time, like all times, is a very good one if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | The Past Quotes
Why should we grope among the dry bones of the past, or put the living generation into masquerade out of its faded wardrobe?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | The Past Quotes
The present is an edifice which God cannot rebuild.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | The Present Quotes
This time, like all times, is a very good one if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | The Present Quotes
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | The Present Quotes
We can see well into the past; we can guess shrewdly in to the future; but that which is rolled up and muffled in impenetrable folds is today.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | The Present Quotes
Live wastes itself while we are preparing to live.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | The Present Quotes
To finish the moment, to find the journey's end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | This Moment Quotes
God had infinite time to give us.... He cut it up into a near succession of new mornings, and, with each, therefore, a new idea, new inventions, and new applications.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Mornings Quotes
If a man carefully examines his thoughts he will be surprised to find how much he lives in the future. His well-being is always ahead.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | The Future Quotes
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Boring Days Quotes
We look wishfully to emergencies, to eventful, revolutionary times ... and think how easy to have taken our part when the drum was rolling and the house was burning over our heads.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Boring Days Quotes
They sicken of the calm that know the storm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Boring Days Quotes
We do not live an equal life, but one of contrasts and patchwork; now a little joy, then a sorrow, now a sin, then a generous or brave action.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Difficult Days Quotes
Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Difficult Days Quotes
Patience and fortitude conquer all things.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Difficult Days Quotes
People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Positive Quotes
A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Positive Quotes
The soul contains the event that shall befall it, for the event is only the actualization of its thoughts, and what we pray to ourselves for is always granted.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Positive Quotes
Great men are they who see that the spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Positive Quotes
As a man thinketh, so is he, and as a man chooseth, so is he.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Positive Quotes
There are people who have an appetite for grief; pleasure is not strong enough and they crave pain. They have mithridatic stomachs which must be fed on poisoned bread, natures so doomed that no prosperity can sooth their ragged and dishevelled desolation.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Positive Quotes
A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like unto him wherever he goes. What you are comes to you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Positive Quotes
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Positive Quotes
Skill to do comes of doing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Positive Quotes
Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Enthusiasm Quotes
The world belongs to the energetic.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Enthusiasm Quotes
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Enthusiasm Quotes
Vigor is contagious, and whatever makes us either think or feel strongly adds to our power and enlarges our field of action.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Enthusiasm Quotes
A feeble man can see the farms that are fenced and tilled, the houses that are built. The strong man sees the possible houses and farms. His eye makes estates as fast as the sun breeds clouds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Hope Quotes
When there is no vision, people perish.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Visualization Quotes
We change, whether we like it or not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Change Quotes
I wish to say what I think and feel today, with the proviso that tomorrow perhaps I shall contradict it all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Creating Positive Change Quotes
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Creating Positive Change Quotes
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. ... Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon balls, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradicts everything you said today.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Creating Positive Change Quotes
As a man thinketh, so is he, and as a man chooseth, so is he.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Decisions Quotes
God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please-you can never have both.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Decisions Quotes
Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Instincts Quotes
You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Instincts Quotes
The high prize of life, the crowning fortune of a man, is to be born with a bias to some pursuit which finds him in employment and happiness.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Right Quotes
Nature arms each man with some faculty which enables him to do easily some feat impossible to any other.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Right Quotes
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Right Quotes
Poverty, Frost, Famine, Rain, Disease, are the beadles and guardsmen that hold us to Common Sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Motivation Quotes
Nature is what you may do. There is much you may not do.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Realistic Expectations Quotes
We aim above the mark to hit the mark. Every act hath some falsehood or exaggeration in it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Goals Quotes
Fear always springs from ignorance.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Fear Quotes
All infractions of love and equity in our social relations are ... punished by fear.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Fear Quotes
Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Success and Happiness Quotes
Too busy with the crowded hour to fear to live or die.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Success and Happiness Quotes
Fear is an instructor of great sagacity, and the herald of all revolutions.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Other Ways to Overcome Fear Quotes
Fear is an instructor of great sagacity, and the herald of all revolutions.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Other Ways to Overcome Fear Quotes
What torments of grief you endured, from evils that never arrived.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Worry Quotes
Some of your hurts you have cured, And the sharpest you still have survived, But what torments of grief you endured From the evil which never arrived.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Worry Quotes
Do not be too timid and squeamish. ... All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Risks Quotes
As soon as there is life, there is danger.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Risks Quotes
Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires ... courage.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Courage Quotes
Whatever you do, you need courage. ... To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Courage Quotes
Do not be too timid and squeamish. ... All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Courage Quotes
Courage consists of the power of self-recovery.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Courage Quotes
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Courage Quotes
Nature arms each man with some faculty which enables him to do easily some feat impossible to any other.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Courage Quotes
We are very near to greatness: one step and we are safe; can we not take the leap?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Getting Going Quotes
We are always getting ready to live, but never living.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Getting Going Quotes
Every artist was first an amateur.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Women's Movement Quotes
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. As to methods there may be a million and then some, but the principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Success Quotes
Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Success Quotes
The world belongs to the energetic.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Success Quotes
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Success Quotes
Whatever you do, you need courage. ... To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Success Quotes
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Success Quotes
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Success Quotes
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Success Quotes
To believe in luck ... is skepticism.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Luck Quotes
Shallow men believe in luck, wise and strong men in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Luck Quotes
Work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Luck Quotes
The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Opportunity Quotes
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Opportunity Quotes
The eloquent man is he who is no beautiful speaker, but who is inwardly and desperately drunk with a certain belief.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Commitment and Belief Quotes
There is no strong performance without a little fanaticism in the performer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Commitment and Belief Quotes
He that rides his hobby gently must always give way to him that rides his hobby hard.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Commitment and Belief Quotes
The high prize of life, the crowning fortune of man, is to be born with a bias to some pursuit which finds him in employment and happiness.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Work Quotes
The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires ... courage.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
Difficulties exist to be surmounted.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Problems Quotes
When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something; he has been put on his wits; on his manhood; he has gained the facts; learned his ignorance; is cured of the insanity of conceit; has got moderation and real skill.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
Every calamity is a spur and valuable hint.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Adversity Quotes
People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Adversity Quotes
The effects of opposition are wonderful. There are men who rise refreshed on hearing of a threat, men to whom a crises, which intimidates and paralyzes the majority, comes as graceful and beloved as a bride!
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Adversity Quotes
When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something; he has been put on his wits ... he has gained facts, learned his ignorance, is cured of the insanity of conceit, has got moderation and real skill.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Adversity Quotes
Pain, indolence, sterility, endless ennui have also their lesson for you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Adversity Quotes
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Adversity Quotes
Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times. They wish, as Pindar said, to tread the floors of hell, with necessities as hard as iron.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Worthy Victories Quotes
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Self-Pity Quotes
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Faith Quotes
Judicious praise is to children what the sun is to flowers. Christian Bovee A little praise Goes a great ways.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Applause Quotes
Some thoughts always find us young, and keep us so. Such a thought is the love of the universal and eternal beauty.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Beauty Quotes
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we will not find it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Beauty Quotes
A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Family Quotes
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Family Quotes
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Family Quotes
Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Lighten up Quotes
When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful world, I thank God I am alive.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Nature Quotes
Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Nature Quotes
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Nature Quotes
To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Nature Quotes
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Nature Quotes
Nature is saturated with deity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Nature Quotes
Earth laughs in flowers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Nature Quotes
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Nature Quotes
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Nature Quotes
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Nature Quotes
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matter compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Peace Quotes
The power which resides in man is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he until he has tried.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Peace Quotes
Excite the soul, and the weather and the town and your condition in the world all disappear; the world itself loses its solidity, nothing remains but the soul and the Divine Presence in which it lives.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Spirituality Quotes
Hitch your wagon to a star.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Ambition Quotes
America is a country of young men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | America Quotes
No sensible person ever made an apology.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Apology Quotes
Every burned book enlightens the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Censorship Quotes
Cities force growth, and make men talkative and entertaining, but they make them artificial.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | City Quotes
A sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Civilization Quotes
We think our civilization near its meridian, but we are yet only at the cock-crowing and the morning star.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Civilization Quotes
If you would lift me you must be on a higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Clergyman Quotes
We are reformers in spring and summer; in autumn and winter we stand by the old; reformers in the morning, conservers at night. Reform is affirmative, conservatism negative; conservatism goes for comfort, reform for truth.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Conservatism Quotes
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Consistency Quotes
Culture, with us, ends in headache.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Culture Quotes
Wilt thou seal up the avenues of ill? Pay every debt as if God wrote the bill!
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Debt Quotes
So nigh is grandeur to our dust, So near is God to man. When Duty whispers low, Thou must, The youth replies, I can.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Duty Quotes
The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Education Quotes
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Enemy Quotes
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Enthusiasm Quotes
If a man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hardbeaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Excellence Quotes
The shoemaker makes a good shoe because he makes nothing else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Expert Quotes
AH I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Faith Quotes
Fear always springs from ignorance.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Fear Quotes
His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Forgiveness Quotes
Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Freedom Quotes
For what avail the plough or sail, Or land, or life, if freedom fail?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Cowardice Quotes
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friends Quotes
All great men come out of the middle classes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Greatness Quotes
The first wealth is health.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Health Quotes
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Hero Quotes
There is properly no history, only biography.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | History Quotes
Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men, or they are no better than dreams.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Ideas Quotes
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Independence Quotes
An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Individuality Quotes
Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Knowledge Quotes
If a man own land, the land owns him.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Land Quotes
Out of sleeping a waking, Out of waking a sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Life Quotes
His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Lincoln Quotes
All mankind love a lover.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Love Quotes
Man is a piece of the universe made alive.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Man Quotes
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 | Marriage Quotes
The mob is man voluntarily descending to the nature of the beast.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Mobs Quotes
Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Mother Quotes
Obedience alone gives the right to command.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Obedience Quotes
The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Occupation Quotes
Glittering generalities! They are blazing ubiquities.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Oratory Quotes
Pictures must not be too picturesque.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Painting Quotes
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Patience Quotes
Philanthropies and charities have a certain air of quackery.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Philanthropy Quotes
When Shakespeare is charged with debts to his authors, Landor replies, "Yet he was more original than his originals. He breathed upon dead bodies and brought them into life."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Plagiarism Quotes
All men are poets at heart.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Poet Quotes
The greatest man in history was the poorest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Poverty Quotes
Alas for the unhappy man that is called to stand in the pulpit, and not give the bread of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Preaching Quotes
Pride ruined the angels.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Pride Quotes
We are reformers in Spring and Summer; in Autumn and Winter we stand by the old; reformers in the morning, conservers at night.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Reform Quotes
Ah, if the rich were rich as the poor fancy riches!
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Riches Quotes
Steam is no stronger now than it was a hundred years ago, but it is put to better use.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Science Quotes
Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Simplicity Quotes
If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Slavery Quotes
The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Soul Quotes
Hitch your wagon to a star.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Star Quotes
Every sweet hath its sour, every evil its good.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Swans Quotes
The only reward of virtue is virtue.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Virtue Quotes
By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurl'd; Here once the embattl'd farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | War Quotes
Men love to wonder and that is the seed of our science.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Wonder Quotes
Good-bye, proud world! I'm going home; Thou are not my friend; I am not thine.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | World Quotes
And what greater calamity can fall upon a nation than the loss of worship.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Worship Quotes
Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Writing Quotes
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friend Quotes
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friend Quotes
A great man stands on God. A small man stands on a great man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
All great men come out of the middle classes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
When the man is at home, his standing in society is well known and quietly taken; but when he is abroad, it is problematical, and is dependent on the success of his manners.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Relationship Quotes
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Relationship Quotes
I pay the School Master, but 'tis the school boys that educate my son.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | School Quotes
Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times. They wish, as Pindar said, to tread the floors of hell, with necessities as hard as iron.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Strong Quotes
Play out the game, act well your part, and if the gods have blundered, we will not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Game Quotes
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friend Quotes
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friend Quotes
A great man stands on God. A small man stands on a great man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
All great men come out of the middle classes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
When the man is at home, his standing in society is well known and quietly taken; but when he is abroad, it is problematical, and is dependent on the success of his manners.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Relationship Quotes
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Relationship Quotes
I pay the School Master, but 'tis the school boys that educate my son.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | School Quotes
Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times. They wish, as Pindar said, to tread the floors of hell, with necessities as hard as iron.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Strong Quotes
Play out the game, act well your part, and if the gods have blundered, we will not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Game Quotes
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friend Quotes
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friend Quotes
A great man stands on God. A small man stands on a great man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
All great men come out of the middle classes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
When the man is at home, his standing in society is well known and quietly taken; but when he is abroad, it is problematical, and is dependent on the success of his manners.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Relationship Quotes
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Relationship Quotes
I pay the School Master, but 'tis the school boys that educate my son.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | School Quotes
Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times. They wish, as Pindar said, to tread the floors of hell, with necessities as hard as iron.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Strong Quotes
Play out the game, act well your part, and if the gods have blundered, we will not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Game Quotes
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friend Quotes
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friend Quotes
A great man stands on God. A small man stands on a great man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
All great men come out of the middle classes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
When the man is at home, his standing in society is well known and quietly taken; but when he is abroad, it is problematical, and is dependent on the success of his manners.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Relationship Quotes
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Relationship Quotes
I pay the School Master, but 'tis the school boys that educate my son.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | School Quotes
Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times. They wish, as Pindar said, to tread the floors of hell, with necessities as hard as iron.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Strong Quotes
Play out the game, act well your part, and if the gods have blundered, we will not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Game Quotes
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friend Quotes
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friend Quotes
A great man stands on God. A small man stands on a great man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
All great men come out of the middle classes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
When the man is at home, his standing in society is well known and quietly taken; but when he is abroad, it is problematical, and is dependent on the success of his manners.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Relationship Quotes
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Relationship Quotes
I pay the School Master, but 'tis the school boys that educate my son.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | School Quotes
Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times. They wish, as Pindar said, to tread the floors of hell, with necessities as hard as iron.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Strong Quotes
Play out the game, act well your part, and if the gods have blundered, we will not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Game Quotes
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friend Quotes
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friend Quotes
A great man stands on God. A small man stands on a great man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
All great men come out of the middle classes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
When the man is at home, his standing in society is well known and quietly taken; but when he is abroad, it is problematical, and is dependent on the success of his manners.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Relationship Quotes
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Relationship Quotes
I pay the School Master, but 'tis the school boys that educate my son.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | School Quotes
Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times. They wish, as Pindar said, to tread the floors of hell, with necessities as hard as iron.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Strong Quotes
Play out the game, act well your part, and if the gods have blundered, we will not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Game Quotes
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friend Quotes
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friend Quotes
A great man stands on God. A small man stands on a great man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
All great men come out of the middle classes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
When the man is at home, his standing in society is well known and quietly taken; but when he is abroad, it is problematical, and is dependent on the success of his manners.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Relationship Quotes
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Relationship Quotes
I pay the School Master, but 'tis the school boys that educate my son.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | School Quotes
Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times. They wish, as Pindar said, to tread the floors of hell, with necessities as hard as iron.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Strong Quotes
Play out the game, act well your part, and if the gods have blundered, we will not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Game Quotes
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friend Quotes
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Friend Quotes
A great man stands on God. A small man stands on a great man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
All great men come out of the middle classes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Great Quotes
When the man is at home, his standing in society is well known and quietly taken; but when he is abroad, it is problematical, and is dependent on the success of his manners.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Relationship Quotes
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Relationship Quotes
I pay the School Master, but 'tis the school boys that educate my son.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | School Quotes
Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times. They wish, as Pindar said, to tread the floors of hell, with necessities as hard as iron.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Strong Quotes
Play out the game, act well your part, and if the gods have blundered, we will not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson | Game Quotes


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