Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

If a man own land, the land owns him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

There are men whose manners have the same essential splendor as the simple and awful sculpture on the friezes of the Parthenon, and the remains of the earliest Greek art.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men cease to interest us when we find their limitations.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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