Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Drawing of American Essayist and Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is what he thinks about all day long. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children are all foreigners. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold. – 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

A friend is one before whom I may think aloud. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

America is another name for opportunity. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good indignation brings out all one’s powers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

A man in debt is so far a slave. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to him; wherever he goes. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self control is the rule. Anger is an uncontrollable feeling that betrays what you are when you are not yourself. Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason. Know this to be the enemy: it is anger, born of desire. – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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

People wish to be settled: only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Insist on yourself; never imitate… Every great man is unique. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me. – 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

As we grow old…the beauty steals inward. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give all to love; obey thy heart. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

All diseases run into one – old age. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

All mankind love a lover. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always do what you are afraid to do. – 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

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty without expression is boring. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


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