Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

The best part of health is fine disposition

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness, -- an open and noble temper.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many time the reading of a book has made the future of a man.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is a God in ruins.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are what their mothers made them

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are respectable only as they respect

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All history is but the lengthened shadow of a great man

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All history becomes subjective; in other words there is properly no history, only biography.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men into such swift and close collision in critical moments that man measures man

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries, when they wrote these books.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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