Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hardbeaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no strong performance without a little fanaticism in the performer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret of ugliness consists of not irregularity, but in being uninteresting

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The highest compact we can make with our fellow is - "Let there be truth between us two forevermore."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is for you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is hope in extravagance, there is none in routine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Congratulate yourselves if you have done something strange and extravagant and broken the monotony of a decorous age.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Expediency of literature, reason of literature, lawfulness of writing down a thought, is questioned; much is to say on both sides, and, while the fight waxes hot, thou, dearest scholar, stick to thy foolish task, add a line every hour, and between whiles add a line.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man own land, the land owns him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man acquires property without acquiring with it a little arithmetic also.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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