Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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

The basis of good manners is self-reliance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

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

Thoughts come into our minds by avenues which we never left open, and thoughts go out of our minds through avenues which we never voluntarily opened.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the most wonderful things in nature is a glance of the eye; it transcends speech; it is the bodily symbol of identity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good: 'Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Money often costs too much.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All diseases run into one, old age.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No orator can top the one who can give good nicknames.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We do what we must, and call it by the best names.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our eyes, as night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir-tree.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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