Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Come, see the north-wind's masonry, Out of an unseen quarry evermore Furnished with tile, the fierce artificer Curves his white bastions with projected roof Round every windward stake, or tree, or door. Speeding, the myriad-handed, his wild work So fanciful, so savage, naught cares he For number or proportion.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men wish to be saved from the mischiefs of their vices, but not from their vices.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Commerce is a game of skill which everyone cannot play and few can play well.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennui s, vanish, all duties even.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

People only see what they are prepared to see.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are always getting ready to live but never living.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!

Ralph Waldo Emerson

People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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