Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The angels are so enamored of the language that is spoken in heaven that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether their be any who understand it or not.

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

The disease with which the human mind now labors is want of faith

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wise men put their trust in ideas and not in circumstances

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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