Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

The soul of God is poured into the world through the thoughts of men.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You never know how you look through other people's eyes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sanity of society is a balance of a thousand insanities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our globe discovers its bidden virtues, not only in heroes and arch-angels, but in gossips and nurses.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to the present.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Put the argument into a concrete shape, into an image, some hard phrase, round and solid as a ball, which they can see and handle and carry home with them, and the cause is half won.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sincerity is the luxury allowed, like diadems and authority, only to the highest rank. Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sincerity is the luxury allowed, like diadems and authority, only to the highest rank. . . . Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who shall set a limit to the influence of a human being?

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every thought which genius and piety throw into the world alters the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The less government we have the better

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sincerity is the LUXURY allowed, like diadems and authority, only to the highest rank. Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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