Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely...

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the uttermost meaning of the words, thought is devout, and devotion is thought. Deep calls unto deep.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Repose and cheerfulness are the badge of the gentleman -- repose in energy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The flowering of civilization is the finished man, the man of sense, of grace, of accomplishment, of social power--the gentleman.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

An artist spends himself like the crayon in his hand, till he is all gone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A creative economy is the fuel of magnificence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A day is a more magnificent cloth than any muslin, the mechanism that makes it is infinitely cunninger, and you shall not conceal the sleezy, fraudulent, rotten hours you have slipped into the piece, nor fear that any honest thread, or straighter ste.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand, which perishes in the twisting.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform has no gratitude, no prudence, no husbandry. The Conservative.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To believe in luck - is skepticism.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Skepticism is unbelief in cause and effect.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is easy in the world to live after the worlds opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is what he thinks about all day long.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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