Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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 man is a quotation from all his ancestors

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Obedience alone gives the right to command.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No love can be bound by oath or covenant to secure it against a higher love

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You send your child to the schoolmaster, but 'tis the schoolboys who educate him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best of life is conversation, and the greatest success is confidence, or perfect understanding between two people.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Scatter Joy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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