Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men cease to interest us when we find their limitations.

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

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We judge a man's wisdom by his hope.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, Nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when they discover that someone else believes in them and is willing to trust them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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