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Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals,
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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Every wall is a door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

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

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- 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

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

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

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

Earth laughs in flowers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

Let us be silent, that we may
hear the whispers of the gods.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you are comes to you.
- 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

The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make the most of yourself,
for that is all there is of you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ancestor of every action is a thought.
- 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

When we have arrived at the question,
the answer is already near.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are a puny and fickle folk.
Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

God enters by a private door into each individual.
- 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 greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give a boy address and accomplishments
and you give him the mastery
of palaces and fortunes where he goes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else,
and for everything you gain,
you lose something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What would be the use of immortality to a person
who cannot use well a half an hour.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reason why the world lacks unity,
and lies broken and in heaps,
is, because man is disunited with himself.
- 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

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

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

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

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reality is a sliding door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life,
that no man can sincerely try
to help another without helping himself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only reward of virtue is virtue;
the only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We acquire the strength we have overcome.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Money often costs too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


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