Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

"Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events."

"Great men or men of great gifts you shall easily find, but symmetrical men never."

"Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man."

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

"A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to him; wherever he goes."

"A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace." 

"A man is the whole encyclopedia of facts."

"A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles."

"A great man is always willing to be little."

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

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

"A man in debt is so far a slave."

"A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams."

"A man is what he thinks about all day long."

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

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."

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

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

"I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."

"I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it."

"I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons."

"I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women."

"I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching."

"If a man can... make a better mousetrap, the world will make a beaten path to his door."

"If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare."

"If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest."

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

"The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet."

"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."

"The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit."

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

"The faith that stands on authority is not faith."

"The first wealth is health."

"The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all."

"The greatest gift is a portion of thyself."

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

"The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough."

"The highest revelation is that God is in every man."

"The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common."

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

Written by Famous Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson 
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