Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship. – Check Out More Funny Friendship Quotes

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes from Self-Reliance

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

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

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. Check Our Awesome Collection Of Really Funny Travel Jokes

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

It is not the length of life, but the depth.

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

Always do what you are afraid to do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Self-Reliance Quotes

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It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

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. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.

Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.

Money often costs too much. – Check Out More Funny Money Quotes

Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him.

The first wealth is health.

Every artist was first an amateur.

Hitch your wagon to a star.

We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.

Men are what their mothers made them.

We aim above the mark to hit the mark.

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. Ralph Waldo Emerson Self-Reliance Quotes

The earth laughs in flowers.

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

Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.

Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.

We see God face to face every hour, and know the savor of Nature.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature Quotes

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Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.

When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

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

Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.

A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.

Science does not know its debt to imagination.

The years teach much which the days never know.

Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.

The reward of a thing well done is having done it.

Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.

A great man is always willing to be little.

Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.

God screens us evermore from premature ideas.

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Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.

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

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.

People only see what they are prepared to see.

We must be our own before we can be another’s.

God enters by a private door into every individual.

The highest revelation is that God is in every man.

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.

Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.

Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer. He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich.

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

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force – that thoughts rule the world.

Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.

To be great is to be misunderstood.

Beauty without expression is boring.

Always do what you are afraid to do.

There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. Ralph Waldo Emerson Self-Reliance Quotes

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

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.

Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole.

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In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.

We are always getting ready to live but never living.

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.

Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying.

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

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.

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

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

A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to him; wherever he goes.

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.

I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.

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

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

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

Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.

We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.

In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs.

The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.

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

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

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.

There is always safety in valor.

A man in debt is so far a slave.

If a man can… make a better mousetrap, the world will make a beaten path to his door.

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

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

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

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

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

If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.

Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.

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

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

The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.

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

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

All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.

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

We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.

Doing well is the result of doing good. That’s what capitalism is all about.

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.

In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.

There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.

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