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

Accept your genius and say what you think.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

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

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