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Emerson Quotes and Sayings
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When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Every wall is a door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

 

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

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.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Earth laughs in flowers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

All mankind love a lover.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is one before whom I can think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity,
but in being uninteresting.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give a boy address and accomplishments
and you give him the mastery
of palaces and fortunes where he goes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are by nature observers, and thereby learners.
That is our permanent state.
- 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

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Go oft to the house of thy friend,
for weeds choke the unused path.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must be our own before we can be another's.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make the most of yourself,
for that is all there is of you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul,
is too good to be believed.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear always springs from ignorance.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As soon as there is life there is danger.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The only reward of virtue is virtue;
the only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they are
not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one
when he discovers that someone else believes in him
and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A chief event of life is the day in which
we have encountered a mind that startled us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ancestor of every action is a thought.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wisdom has its root in goodness,
not goodness its root in wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are wiser than we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hitch your wagon to a star.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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