Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. All are needed by each one; Nothing is fair or good alone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A life in harmony with nature, the love of truth and virtue, will purge the eyes to understanding her text

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A life in harmony with nature, the love of truth and virtue, will purge the eyes to understanding her text.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Gothic cathedral is a blossoming in stone subdued by the insatiable demand of harmony in man. The mountain of granite blooms into an eternal flower, with the lightness and delicate finish, as well as the aerial proportions and perspective of vegetable beauty.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins. We parry and fend the approach of our fellow-man by compliments, by gossip, by amusements, by affairs. We cover up our thought from him under a hundred folds

Ralph Waldo Emerson

At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for we get rid of cant and hypocrisy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Presently we pass to some other object which rounds itself into a whole as did the first; for example, a well-laid garden; and nothing seems worth doing but the laying-out of gardens.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I go into my garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please - you can never have both

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Out of Plato come all things that are still written and debated about among men of thought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest delight the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. I am not alone and unacknowledged. They nod to me and I to them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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