Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

The ancestor of every action is a thought... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The faith that stands on authority is not faith... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first wealth is health... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some books leave us free and some books make us free... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Science does not know its debt to imagination... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Revolutions go not backward... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The highest revelation is that God is in every man... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reality is a sliding door... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame.. view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?.. view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to have a friend is to be one... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing external to you has any power over you... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature hates calculators... view

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson