Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Difference of opinion is the one crime which kings never forgive

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reality is a sliding door.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours; whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What torments of grief you endured, from evils that never arrived

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The youth, intoxicated with his admiration of a hero, fails to see, that it is only a projection of his own soul, which he admires

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Common sense is as rare as genius, - is the basis of genius

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great geniuses have the shortest biographies

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-trust is the essence of heroism

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give all to love; obey thy heart.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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