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Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Date of Birth: May 25, 1803    Date of Death: April 27, 1882

Sniblit makes it easy to find the quotes that you're looking for. Below is a compilation of famous quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 25, 1803. Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, philosopher, lecturer, and poet.

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


Faith and love are apt to be spasmodic in the best minds. Men live the brink of mysteries and harmonies into which they never enter, and with their hands on the door-latch they die outside.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


America is another name for opportunity.  Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Beauty without expression tires.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my constitution; the only wrong is what is against it.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Life is a series of surprises and would not be worth taking or keeping if it were not.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Our distrust is very expensive.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


We change, whether we like it or not.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Men are what their mothers made them.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


A woman's strength is the irresistible might of weakness.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


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


Artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


A believer, a mind whose faith is consciousness, is never disturbed because other persons do not yet see the fact which he sees.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


The years teach much which the days never knew.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Life consists is what a man is thinking of all day.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


A child is a curly dimpled lunatic.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Earth laughs in flowers.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Work and aquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of chance.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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 bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Every artist was first an amateur.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Always do what you are afraid to do.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


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


It is not length of life, but depth of life.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


People do not deserve good writing, they are so pleased with bad.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.  ~ 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


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