Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Self-sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow.

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

Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst. What is the right use? What is the one end, which all means go to effect? They are for nothing but to inspire.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In every work of genius, we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is the triumph of enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The angels are so enamored of the language that is spoken in heaven that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether their be any who understand it or not.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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