Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Vanity costs money, labor, horses, men, women, health and peace, and is still nothing at last,a long way leading nowhere. Vanity costs money, labor, horses, men, women, health and peace, and is still nothing at last,
a long way leading nowhere.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Our health is our sound relation to external objects; our sympathy with external being. Our health is our sound relation to external objects; our sympathy with external being.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Every calamity is a spur and a valuable hint. Every calamity is a spur and a valuable hint.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: I will no longer confer, differ, refer, defer, prefer, or suffer. I renounce the whole tribe of fero. I embrace absolute life. I will no longer confer, differ, refer, defer, prefer, or suffer. I renounce the whole tribe of fero. I embrace absolute life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: It is better to hear than to speak. It is better to hear than to speak.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: A man is a little thing while he works by and for himself; but when he gives voice to the rules of love and justice, he is godlike ... A man is a little thing while he works by and for himself; but when he gives voice to the rules of love and justice, he is godlike ...
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: For what are they all in their high conceit, When man in the bush with God may meet? For what are they all in their high conceit, When man in the bush with God may meet?
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Earth's a howling wilderness,Truculent with fraud and force. Earth's a howling wilderness,
Truculent with fraud and force.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Art is evidence of our most creative moment. Art is evidence of our most creative moment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Excellence is the new forever. Excellence is the new forever.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: There is a relation between the hours of our life and the centuries of time. There is a relation between the hours of our life and the centuries of time.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Spartans, stoics, heroes, saints and gods use short and positive speech. Spartans, stoics, heroes, saints and gods use short and positive speech.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: The essence of friendship is entireness, a total magnanimity and trust. The essence of friendship is entireness, a total magnanimity and trust.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: All men are poets at heart. All men are poets at heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Knowledge is the antidote to fear,-Knowledge, Use and Reason, with its higher aids. Knowledge is the antidote to fear,-
Knowledge, Use and Reason, with its higher aids.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Within us is the soul of the whole, the wise silence, the universal beauty, the eternal One. Within us is the soul of the whole, the wise silence, the universal beauty, the eternal One.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: A party is perpetually corrupted by personality. A party is perpetually corrupted by personality.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end. The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: I do then with my friends as I do with my books. I would have them where I can find them, but I seldom use them. I do then with my friends as I do with my books. I would have them where I can find them, but I seldom use them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: The imaginative faculty of the soul must be fed with objects immense and eternal. The imaginative faculty of the soul must be fed with objects immense and eternal.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Astronomy to the selfish becomes astrology. Astronomy to the selfish becomes astrology.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Nature is reckless of the individual. When she has points to carry, she carries them. Nature is reckless of the individual. When she has points to carry, she carries them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: An artist spends himself like the crayon in his hand, till he is all gone. An artist spends himself like the crayon in his hand, till he is all gone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others. Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: As a man thinketh, so is he, and as a man chooseth, so is he. As a man thinketh, so is he, and as a man chooseth, so is he.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: The best nations are those most widely related; and navigation, as effecting a world-wide mixture, is the most potent advancer ofnations. The best nations are those most widely related; and navigation, as effecting a world-wide mixture, is the most potent advancer ofnations.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Beauty is the virtue of the body as virtue is the beauty of the soul Beauty is the virtue of the body as virtue is the beauty of the soul
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Power resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state. Power resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest. If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Every man is a channel through which heaven floweth. Every man is a channel through which heaven floweth.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination, and it will not wait long for metres. America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination, and it will not wait long for metres.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Action is with the scholar subordinate, but it is essential. Without it, he is not yet man. Without it, thought can never ripen into truth. Action is with the scholar subordinate, but it is essential. Without it, he is not yet man. Without it, thought can never ripen into truth.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Every thought is public,Every nook is wide;Thy gossips spread each whisper,And the gods from side to side. Every thought is public,
Every nook is wide;
Thy gossips spread each whisper,
And the gods from side to side.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. All are needed by each one; Nothing is fair or good alone. Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. All are needed by each one; Nothing is fair or good alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful world, I thank God I am alive. 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 quotes: The world proceeds from the same spirit as the body of man. It is a remoter and inferior incarnation of God, a projection of God in the unconscious. The world proceeds from the same spirit as the body of man. It is a remoter and inferior incarnation of God, a projection of God in the unconscious.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Fear is a great instructor. Fear is a great instructor.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Do your work and I shall know you. Do your work and I shall know you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Thought makes everything fit for use. Thought makes everything fit for use.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: The eye obeys exactly the action of the mind. The eye obeys exactly the action of the mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: There is an optical illusion about every person we meet. There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: The first point of courtesy must always be truth. The first point of courtesy must always be truth.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Our housekeeping is mendicant, our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion we have not chosen but society has chosen for us. Our housekeeping is mendicant, our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion we have not chosen but society has chosen for us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: The office of the scholar is to cheer, to raise, and to guide men by showing them facts amidst appearances. The office of the scholar is to cheer, to raise, and to guide men by showing them facts amidst appearances.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: The only money of God is God. He pays never with any thing less, or any thing else. The only money of God is God. He pays never with any thing less, or any thing else.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: When a man becomes a conformist, he is sacrificing the richness of independent thinking. When a man becomes a conformist, he is sacrificing the richness of independent thinking.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: The primary wisdom is intuition. The primary wisdom is intuition.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Culture opens the sense of beauty. Culture opens the sense of beauty.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: A man is a god in ruins.When men are innocent,life shall be longer and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams A man is a god in ruins.When men are innocent,life shall be longer and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: In the woods, we return to reason and faith. In the woods, we return to reason and faith.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Luck is just another word for tenacity of purpose. Luck is just another word for tenacity of purpose.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Life is a festival only to the wise. Seen from the nook and chimneyside of prudence, it wears a ragged and dangerous front. Life is a festival only to the wise. Seen from the nook and chimneyside of prudence, it wears a ragged and dangerous front.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: No change in circumstances can repair a defect of character. No change in circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practical man relies on the language of the first. When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practical man relies on the language of the first.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred. I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant. I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred. I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: In England every man you meet is some man's son; in America, he may be some man's father. In England every man you meet is some man's son; in America, he may be some man's father.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Preaching is the expression of the moral sentiment in application to the duties of life. Preaching is the expression of the moral sentiment in application to the duties of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Power is the first good. Power is the first good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: To accomplish excellence or anything outstanding, you must listen to that whisper which is heard by you alone. To accomplish excellence or anything outstanding, you must listen to that whisper which is heard by you alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant. Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer. Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Conversation is our account of ourselves ... Conversation is the vent of character as well as thoughts ... It is the laboratory of the student. Conversation is our account of ourselves ... Conversation is the vent of character as well as thoughts ... It is the laboratory of the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Wherever a man comes, there comes revolution. The old is for slaves. Wherever a man comes, there comes revolution. The old is for slaves.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: America is not civil, whilst Africa is barbarous. America is not civil, whilst Africa is barbarous.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Every man I meet is in some way my superior. Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Never try to make anyone like you: you know, and God knows, that one of you is enough. Never try to make anyone like you: you know, and God knows, that one of you is enough.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: We are very near to greatness: one step and we are safe; can we not take the leap? We are very near to greatness: one step and we are safe; can we not take the leap?
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: It is defeat which educates us. It is defeat which educates us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet. Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light. We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: I grieve that grief can teach me nothing. I grieve that grief can teach me nothing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: The borrower runs in his own debt. The borrower runs in his own debt.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: Life is too short to waste ... 'Twill soon be dark; Up! mind thine own aim, and God speed the mark! Life is too short to waste ... 'Twill soon be dark; Up! mind thine own aim, and God speed the mark!
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes: The highest revelation is that God is in every man. The highest revelation is that God is in every man.