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Best Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Every wall is a door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO


 

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Earth laughs in flowers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

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When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

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

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Judge your natural character
by what you do in your dreams.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it.
I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

We see God face to face every hour,
and know the savor of Nature.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In every society some men are born to rule,
and some to advise.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Every actual State is corrupt.
Good men must not obey laws too well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

If in the least particular, one could
derange the order of nature,
who would accept the gift of life?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The martyr cannot be dishonored.
Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame;
every prison a more illustrious abode.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you are comes to you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

America is another name for opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Law of Contrariness:
Our chief want in life is somebody
who shall make us do what we can.
Having found them, we shall then hate them for it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are by nature observers, and thereby learners.
That is our permanent state.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A chief event of life is the day in which
we have encountered a mind that startled us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Beauty without expression is boring.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Win as if you were used to it,
lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are as many pillows of illusion
as flakes in a snow-storm.
We wake from one dream into another dream.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As a cure for worrying,
work is better than whiskey.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Nothing external to you has any power over you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

Go oft to the house of thy friend,
for weeds choke the unused path.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In America and Europe, the nomadism is of trade and curiosity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Revolutions go not backward.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are wiser than we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every known fact in natural science was divined
by the presentiment of somebody,
before it was actually verified.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

All mankind love a lover.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reality is a sliding door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good indignation brings out all one's powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius is the power to labor better and more availably.
Deserve thy genius: exalt it.
- 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


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