Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Discontent is want of self-reliance; it is infirmity of will.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The walls of rude minds are scrawled all over with facts, with thoughts. They shall one day bring a lantern and read the inscriptions.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it

Ralph Waldo Emerson

As soon as there is life, there is danger

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first farmer was the first man, and all historic nobility rests on possession and use of land.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man in debt is so far a slave.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Evermore in the world is this marvelous balance of beauty and disgust, magnificence and rats.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave, or they are no better than dreams.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not believe that possibly you can escape the reward of your action.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The moral sense reappears today with the same morning newness that has been from of old the fountain of beauty and strength. You say there is no religion now. 'Tis like saying in rainy weather, There is no sun, when at that moment we are witnessing one of its superlative effects.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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