Best Famous Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Famous Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Quote Left To finish the moment, to find the journey's end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom. It is not the... Quote Right
Quote Left The highest praise we can attribute to any writer, painter, sculptor, builder, is, that he actually possessed the thought or feeling with whic... Quote Right
Quote Left To laugh often and much to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others to leave the world a little better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success. Quote Right
Quote Left All mankind loves a lover. Quote Right
Quote Left The ancestor of every action is a thought. Quote Right
Quote Left Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. Quote Right
Quote Left Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. Quote Right
Quote Left The first wealth is health. Quote Right
Quote Left Art is a jealous mistress, and if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an i... Quote Right
Quote Left It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. Friendship Quote Right
Quote Left To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven. Quote Right
Quote Left The only way to have a friend is to be one. Friendship Quote Right
Quote Left The history of persecution is a history of endeavors to cheat nature, to make water run up hill, to twist a rope of sand. Quote Right
Quote Left Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide. Quote Right
Quote Left Nature hates calculators. Quote Right
Quote Left We are reformers in the spring and summer, but in autumn we stand by the old. Reformers in the morning, and conservers at night. Quote Right
Quote Left We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a... Quote Right
Quote Left All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen. Quote Right
Quote Left The child with his sweet pranks, the fool of his senses, commanded by every sight and sound, without any power to compare and rank his sensations, abandoned to a whistle or a painted chip, to a lead dragoon, or a gingerbread dog, individualizing everything, generalizing nothing, delighted with every new thing, lies down at night overpowered by the fatigue, which this day of continual pretty madness has incurred. But Nature has answered her purpose with the curly, dimpled lunatic. She has tasked every faculty, and has secured the symmetrical growth of the bodily frame, by all these attitudes and exertions --an end of the first importance, which could not be trusted to any care less perfect than her own. Quote Right
Quote Left The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode. Quote Right
Quote Left I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. Quote Right
Quote Left The adventitious beauty of poetry may be felt in the greater delight with a verse given in a happy quotation than in the poem. Quote Right
Quote Left Every hero becomes a bore at last. Quote Right
Quote Left Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. Quote Right
Quote Left I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching. Quote Right
Quote Left This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Quote Right
Quote Left The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue; and no genius can long or often utter anything which is not invited and gladly entertained by men around him. Quote Right
Quote Left There is always room for a man of force, and he makes room for many. Quote Right
Quote Left If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground. Quote Right
Quote Left A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. -- ` Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood .' -- Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. Quote Right