Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every vice is only an exaggeration of a necessary and virtuous function.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society always consists in the greatest part, of young and foolish persons.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.

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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The human body is a magazine of inventions, the patent office, where are the models from which every hint is taken. All the tools and engines on earth are only extensions of its limbs and senses.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every burned book enlightens the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are always getting ready to live but never living.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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