Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sanity is very rare: every man almost, and every woman, has a dash of madness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain; and there is no good theory of disease which does not at once suggest a cure.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do what we can, summer will have its flies.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do what we can, summer will have its flies.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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