Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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 alive; cut them and they bleed.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never self-possessed, or prudent, love is all abandonment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-trust is the essence of heroism

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but deliverance from fear

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is always safety in valor

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sanity is very rare: every man almost, and every woman, has a dash of madness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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