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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

  • Success


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

  • wisdom


For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

  • happiness


Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

  • Beauty




Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.

  • patience


It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves.

  • Self


Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.

  • already


It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

  • Friends


The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.

  • Eyes


Improve your spare moments and they will become the brightest gems in your life.

  • moments


We acquire the strength we have overcome.

  • Strength


All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

  • life


Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.

  • Success


We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.

  • Temptation


Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.

  • Choice


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us.

  • Self


If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.

  • Reading


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

  • Solitude


Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

  • Peace


Shallow people believe in luck and in circumstances; Strong people believe in cause and effect.

  • Luck


People only see what they are prepared to see.

  • Acceptance


Hitch your wagon to a star. Let us not fag in paltry works which serve our pot and bag alone.

  • Prophecy


The ancestor of every action is thought.

  • Actions


I didn't find my friends; the good Lord gave them to me.

  • Friends


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

  • Difficulty


None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

  • Inspirational


Accept your genius and say what you think.

  • Acceptance


Travel is a fools paradise.

  • Travel


The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.

  • Danger


Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.

  • life



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Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes about life

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Improve your spare moments and they will become the brightest gems in your life.

  • moments


All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

  • life


Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.

  • life


Live, let live, and help live

  • Life


He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.

  • learning


If we live truly, we shall see truly.

  • Life


Nothing is beneath you if it is in the direction of your life.

  • Life


It is not length of life, but depth of life.

  • Life


Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.

  • Life


Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

  • Life


Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.

  • Life


Life too near paralyses art.

  • Life


With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.

  • life


Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.

  • life


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

  • life


What can we see, read, acquire, but ourselves. Take the book, my friend, and read your eyes out, you will never find there what I find.

  • life


Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

  • life


It is not the length of life, but the depth.

  • life


The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.

  • Life


Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

  • Life


It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

  • another


Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

  • actions


As soon as there is life there is danger.

  • danger


A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.

  • chief


To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

  • success


Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.

  • life


Old and new make the warp and woof of every moment. There is no thread that is not a twist of these two strands. By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.

  • life


Life is a series of surprises and would not be worth taking or keeping if it were not.

  • inspirational


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Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes about friends

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It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

  • Friends


I didn't find my friends; the good Lord gave them to me.

  • Friends


A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.

  • Friends


We talk of choosing our friends, but friends are self-elected

  • Friends


Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables.

  • Friends


Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.

  • Friends


A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.

  • Friends


He who has a thousand friendsHas not a friend to spare,While he who has one enemyShall meet him everywhere.

  • Friends


The only way to have a friend is to be one.

  • friendship


The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

  • Friends


He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.

  • Friends


I do then with my friends as I do with my books. I would have them where I can find them, but I seldom use them.

  • Friends


Every man passes his life in the search after friendship.

  • Friends


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

  • Friends


A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

  • Friends


A day for toil, an hour for sport, but for a friend is life too short.

  • Friends


O friend, my bosom said,Through thee alone the sky is arched.Through thee the rose is red;All things through thee take nobler form,And look beyond the earth,The mill-round of our fate appearsA sun-path in thy worth.Me too thy nobleness has taughtTo master my despair;The fountains of my hidden lifeAre through thy friendship fair.

  • Friends


What is so great as friendship, let us carry with what grandeur of spirit we can. Let us be silent, -- so we may hear the whisper of the gods. Let us not interfere. Who set you to cast about what you should say to the select souls, or how to say any thing to such? No matter how ingenious, no matter how graceful and bland. There are innumerable degrees of folly and wisdom, and for you to say aught is to be frivolous. Wait, and thy heart shall speak. Wait until the necessary and everlasting overpowers you, until day and night avail themselves of your lips. The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.

  • Friends


A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.

  • friendship


A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.

  • friends


Better be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes about nature

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Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.

  • patience


The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.

  • Nature


To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.

  • Nature


Nature has made up her mind that what cannot defend itself shall not be defended.

  • Nature


A man is related to all nature.

  • Nature


Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.

  • wisdom


In nature nothing can be given. All things are sold.

  • Nature


We fly to beauty as an asylum from the terrors of finite nature.

  • Nature


Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

  • wisdom


Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of hidden stuff.

  • Nature


Nature... She pardons no mistakes. Her yea is yea, and her nay, nay.

  • Nature


Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.

  • Nature


Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations.

  • Nature


The rich mind lies in the sun and sleeps, and is Nature.

  • Nature


Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.

  • nature


The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?

  • analyze


Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.

  • contains


Nature hates calculators.

  • calculators


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Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes about beauty

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Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

  • Beauty


Beauty rests on necessities.

  • Beauty


As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.

  • Beauty


Beauty is the pilot of the young soul.

  • Beauty


The line of beauty is the line of perfect economy.

  • Beauty


Tell them dear, that if eyes were made for seeing,Then beauty is its own excuse for being:Why thou wert there, O rival of the rose!I never sought to ask, I never knew:But, in my simple ignorance supposeThe selfsame power that brought me there brought you.

  • Beauty


We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes.

  • Beauty


Beauty is the mark God sets on virtue. Every natural action is graceful; every heroic act is also decent, and causes the place and the bystanders to shine.

  • Beauty


A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face; it gives a higher pleasure than statues or pictures; it is the finest of the fine arts.

  • Beauty


As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.

  • beauty


Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.

  • beauty


Beauty without expression is boring.

  • beauty


Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.

  • bait


We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.

  • beauty


Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.

  • beauty


Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes about art

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Artists must be sacrificed to their art.

  • Art


The true poem is the poet's mind.

  • Art


Every artist was first an amateur.

  • Art


New arts destroy the old.

  • Art


Art is the path of the creator to his work.

  • Art


Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.

  • art


Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.

  • Art


Sculpture and painting have the effect of teaching us manners and abolishing hurry.

  • Art


The arts and inventions of each period are only its costume, and do not invigorate men.

  • Art


Perpetual modernness is the measure of merit in every work of art.

  • Art


Art is a jealous mistress; and if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider.

  • Art


Each work of art excludes the world, concentrates attention on itself. For the time it is the only thing worth doing --to do just that; be it a sonnet, a statue, a landscape, an outline head of Caesar, or an oration. Presently we return to the sight of another that globes itself into a whole as did the first, for example, a beautiful garden; and nothing seems worth doing in life but laying out a garden.

  • Art


The True Artist has the planet for his pedestal; the adventurer, after years of strife, has nothing broader than his shoes.

  • Art


Genial manners are good, and power of accommodation to any circumstance, but the high prize of life, the crowning fortune of a man is to be born with a bias to some pursuit, which finds him in employment and happiness, -- whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statutes, or songs. I doubt not this was the meaning of Socrates, when he pronounced artists the only truly wise, as being actually, not apparently so.

  • Artist


In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.

  • art


Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.

  • beauty


Pictures must not be too picturesque.

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Self-trust is the first secret to success.

  • Confidence


Make yourself necessary to somebody.

  • Necessity


It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

  • Self


Every man is an impossibility until he is born.

  • Determination




Music causes us to think eloquently.

  • Music


Some books leave us free and some books make us free.

  • Reading


If you shoot at a king you must kill him.

  • Royalty


Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

  • Greatness


Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.

  • Happiness


How much of human life is lost in waiting.

  • Expectation


Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine

  • Adversity


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

  • Virtue


A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.

  • Friends


The first wealth is health.

  • fitness


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

  • Attitude


Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.

  • Decisions


Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.

  • Fear


The most dangerous thing is illusion.

  • Danger


Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.

  • yourself


When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first.

  • Communication


Do the thing we fear, and the death of fear is certain.

  • Fear


Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.

  • Love


The secret in education lies in respecting the student.

  • Education


Beware what you set your heart upon. For it shall surely be yours.

  • Wish


Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

  • Ability


Society is a hospital of incurables.

  • Society


Earth laughs in flowers.

  • Flowers


If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.

  • Motivational


By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.

  • Necessity


Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.

  • Prophecy


Sorrow makes us children again.

  • Sadness


Great people are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.

  • Greatness


In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.

  • Safety


People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

  • Character


Not he is great who can alter matter, but he who can alter my state of mind.

  • Greatness


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

  • HeroesHeroism


Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.

  • Leadership


What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

  • Power


All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.

  • Speeches


Trust instinct to the end, even though you can give no reason.

  • Trust


Life is a festival only to the wise.

  • Wisdom


Nothing external to you has any power over you.

  • Control


As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.

  • Difficulty


We aim above the mark to hit the mark.

  • Effort


The essence of greatness is the perception that virtue is enough.

  • Greatness


No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.

  • Learning


Be an opener of doors.

  • Opportunity


All the great ages have been ages of belief.

  • Belief


A great man stands on God. A small man on a great man.

  • Greatness


No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.

  • Independence


Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.

  • motivational


Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

  • Character


Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.

  • Contradiction


Fear always springs from ignorance.

  • Fear


The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.

  • Nature


Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.

  • Simplicity


Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.

  • Trust


Artists must be sacrificed to their art.

  • Art


Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.

  • Character


Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.

  • Integrity


Live, let live, and help live

  • Life


The artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like the bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.

  • Quality


All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.

  • Trust


The true poem is the poet's mind.

  • Art


Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.

  • Coffee


We talk of choosing our friends, but friends are self-elected

  • Friends


The best efforts of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.

  • Leadership


The measure of a great leader, is their success in bringing everyone around to their opinion twenty years later.

  • Leadership


In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil.

  • Learning


The masses have no habit of self reliance or original action.

  • Masses


Every calamity is a spur and valuable hint.

  • Trouble


Wherever work is done, victory is attained.

  • victory


Our strength grows out of our weakness.

  • Weakness


There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.

  • Children


We must set up a strong present tense against all rumors of wrath, past and to come.

  • Gossip


My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock should find the time in my face.

  • Guests


The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

  • Humanity


If a man's eye is on the Eternal, his intellect will grow.

  • Intelligence


Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.

  • Light


To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.

  • Nature


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

  • Results


Sorrow makes us all children again, destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest knows nothing.

  • Sadness


Every mind has a choice between truth and repose. Take which you please you can never have both.

  • Truth


In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise.

  • Advice


Men lose their tempers in defending their taste.

  • Anger


Every artist was first an amateur.

  • Art


No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.

  • Character


We are the prisoners of ideas.

  • Conflict


It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.

  • Debt


Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.

  • Difficulty


Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables.

  • Friends


No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.

  • Greatness


This gives force to the strong -- that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance or original action.

  • Independence


Oh man! There is no planet sun or star could hold you, if you but knew what you are.

  • Potential


The profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until an equal mind and heart finds and publishes it.

  • Quotations


I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.

  • Quotations


Our best thoughts come from others.

  • Quotations


I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I am not afraid of falling into my inkpot.

  • Risk


The only thing grief as taught me is to know how shallow it is.

  • Sadness


Solitude is impractical and yet society is fatal.

  • Solitude


A man's what he thinks about all day long

  • Thought


Self-trust is the essence of heroism.

  • Trust


Words are alive; cut them and they bleed.

  • Words


Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.

  • Worry


He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.

  • learning


Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

  • Actions


A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.

  • Bravery


Nothing astonishes people so much as common sense and plain dealing.

  • Coffee


Can anybody remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?

  • Difficulty


Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.

  • Friends


We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten.

  • Help


The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze.

  • Imagination


A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us.

  • Instinct


If we live truly, we shall see truly.

  • Life


Let us treat the men and women well: treat them as if they were real: perhaps they are.

  • Men


Shall we judge a country by the majority, or by the minority? By the minority, surely.

  • Minorities


Stay at home in your mind. Don't recite other people's opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.

  • Opinion


Every wall is a door.

  • Opportunity


Genius Borrows nobly.

  • Plagiarism


To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs.

  • Planning



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When Ralph Waldo Emerson was born? Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on May 25, 1803.

Who is Ralph Waldo Emerson? Ralph Waldo Emerson biography. Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, poet, and leader of the Transcendentalist movement in the early nineteenth century.

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