Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man's wife has more power over him than the state has.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Earth laughs in flowers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one has a prosperity so high and firm that two or three words can't dishearten it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The characteristic of genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be common, nor the common heroic.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society is a hospital of incurables

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are parlor soldiers. The rugged battle of fate, where strength is born, we shun.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Civilization depends on morality.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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