Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is the triumph of enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men achieve a certain greatness unawares, when working to another aim.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reality is more excellent than the report.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Manners make the fortune of the ambitious youth

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The experience of each new age requires a new confession, and the world seems always waiting for its poet

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wise men put their trust in ideas and not in circumstances

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-trust is the essence of heroism

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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