٩(⁎❛ᴗ❛⁎)۶ try VineVineVine.com fun and interesting vines

I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

Follow: KnowYourQuote on Twitter

  Email Quote to Friends   Link to Quote   Create Short URL  Publish Text About This Quote   Share on Facebook, Twitter, and more
  See Recommended Quotes For You
👕 Try MeTee.com: publish meme shirts in seconds and earn a commission forever

Related

If we encountered a man or rare intellect, we should ask him what books he read. - Ralph Wald...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Our high respect for a well-read man is praise enough for literature. - Ralph Waldo Emerson,
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The only way to have a friend is to be one. -Ralph Waldo Emerson.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
I pay the schoolmaster, but 'tis the schoolboys that educate my son. -Ralph Waldo Emerson.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. -Ralph Wa...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Ralph Waldo Emerson would definitely be my homeboy.
RAINN WILSON
The beautiful rests on the foundations of the necessary, Ralph Waldo Emerson.
JENNIFER L. SCOTT
I appeal from your customs. I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If y...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar. -Ralph Waldo Emerson.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
What your heart thinks is great, is great. The soul's emphasis is always right. -Ralph Waldo Emerso...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone. - Ralph Waldo ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The passages of Shakespeare that we most prize were never quoted until within this century. -...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Only an inventor knows how to borrow, and every man is or should be an inventor. - Ralph Wald...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
My Mt. Rushmore of hero worship would include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marcus Aurelius, Frank Sinatra an...
KAREN DUFFY
There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; t...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
When Shakespeare is charges with debts to his authors, Landor replies, "Yet he was more original th...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
"When a whole nation is roaring patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanne...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Sometimes we want something so much that God will have us give it up so we can grow
(I CANNOT REMEMBER)
Ralph Waldo Emerson had this philosophy about be silly, be honest and be kind. I really try to talk ...
COLIN SHAHA
Now they have a riddle.

- Criminal Minds
DEYTH BANGER
I have no feelings of guilt regarding the books I have not read and perhaps will never read; I know ...
ALBERTO MANGUEL
So far I have raised $2,700. Any opportunity I get, I talk about Meals on Wheels.
BETTY EBERLY
There was something else amusing about the house: the irony that the most important battle of the Am...
JOSH BARKAN
I have personally seen statements that were longer than some books I have read.
WENDELL H. FORD
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything right...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON:
The secret of fortune is joy in our hands. Welcome evermore to gods and men is the self-helping man....
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Prayer that craves a particular commodity—anything less than all good, is vicious. Prayer is the c...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
I have learned more from my mistakes than from my successes.
HUMPHRY DAVY
The to-read pile is more than just a physical stack of books: it's a tower of ambitions failed, hope...
SAM JORDISON
Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.
BENJAMIN DISRAELI
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
BENJAMIN DISRAELI
All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Reasons... questions... what they have in common?

- All get finded in the hard way.
DEYTH BANGER
Liza, I love you more than any words can say. You have made me a complete person. You are everything...
DAVID GEST
That popular fable of the sot who was picked up dead drunk in the street, carried to the duke's hous...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is, that it scatters your force. ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
I've read many more books than you. It doesn't matter how many you've read. I've read more. Believe ...
NICOLA YOON
I was a shy girl, but when I read, I was adventurous. Books made me bolder.
ROXANE GAY
I have written, probably, more books for children than any other writer, from story-books to plays, ...
ENID BLYTON
All of this made me feel better about myself, and I was grateful to the books for teaching me-withou...
BROCK CLARKE
I read over a hundred books a year and have done so since I was fifteen years old, and every book I'...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
To believe your own thought, to believe that that what is true for you in your private heart is true...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
When I was a kid, I read books that made me laugh but also made me shiver in terror. I wanted to mak...
BRUCE COVILLE
What I did cannot be forgiven, any more than it could have been avoided.
HEATHER DAY GILBERT
I appreciate and enjoy mathematics and science and all that side of things. I definitely have that s...
CHRIS PARNELL
It is. I mean people probably know it better than me if you have read the books. I mean, I had not r...
DAVID THEWLIS
I have even written a book about Wine called The Grapes of Ralph.
RALPH STEADMAN
Cannibal, there are outside people which have already eaten a person and have described the taste in...
DEYTH BANGER
Shes been the biggest nightmare for me. Ive lost to her the most than any other player.
MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY
I have learned to delegate.
GWEN STEFANI
When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you rea...
W. E. B. DU BOIS
When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you rea...
HAROLD S. GENEEN
I have been very interested in the number of kids who have read the Sherlock Holmes books after read...
LAURIE R. KING
Like all best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater ...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
I have been aware all the time that my peoples, spread far and wide throughout every continent and o...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Ralph Waldo Emerson once asked what we would do if the stars only came out once every thousand years...
PAUL HAWKEN
I have made many serious statements - I just can't remember any of them. I guess they mustn'...
OLIVER REED
All my life Ive known better than to depend on the experts. How could I have been so stupid, to let ...
JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY
Readers let me know that they like books that have more to them than meets the eye. Had they not let...
E. L. KONIGSBURG
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its ...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Therefore I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor that are g...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
The events that I have attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling experience. It has t...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughou...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
I hope that tomorrow we can all, wherever we are, join in expressing our grief at Diana's loss, ...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Personally, I am a hedonistic reader; I have never read a book merely because it was ancient. I read...
JORGE LUIS BORGES
He told me that when (Ralph Waldo) Emerson came to California, (Muir) tried to get him to come out a...
THEODORE ROOSEVELT
The Mets have shown me more ways to lose than I even knew existed.
CASEY STENGEL
I’m realistic more than I be emotional, so emotions cannot hide me the reality.
KAGABO BURANGA JACQUES
I cannot comment on speculation about any concessions that might have been made by the companies.
MICHAEL TSCHERNY
I cannot comment on speculation about any concessions that might have been made by the companies.
MICHAEL TSCHERNY
I have the capacity of being more wicked than any example that man could set me.
JAMES C. MAXWELL
First, I want to pay tribute to Diana myself. She was an exceptional and gifted human being. In good...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something e...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your s...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the man...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
These wretched babies don't come until they are ready.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of ...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
I have to be seen to be believed.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
I've only read three books by Stephen King. When I was 10 I read 'The Long Walk,' one of...
LEV GROSSMAN
Sections in the bookstore

- Books You Haven't Read
- Books You Needn't Read
- B...
ITALO CALVINO
When I cannot read, when I cannot think, when I cannot even pray, I can trust.
JAMES HUDSON TAYLOR
I confess that I am a messy, disorganized and impatient reader: if the book doesn't grab me in t...
ISABEL ALLENDE
Remember, you don't want to have any more correspondence with the IRS than is necessary.
JEFFREY KELSON
People have tremendous power, more than the average person understands, and certainly more than even...
CHARLIE NORWOOD
People have tremendous power, more than the average person understands, and certainly more than even...
CHARLIE NORWOOD
If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any oth...
SIR ISAAC NEWTON
At Christmas, I am always struck by how the spirit of togetherness lies also at the heart of the Chr...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
For many, Christmas is also a time for coming together. But for others, service will come first.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
The lessons from the peace process are clear; whatever life throws at us, our individual responses w...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
The British constitution has always been puzzling and always will be.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Madam President, speaking here in Dublin Castle it is impossible to ignore the weight of history, as...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
The three practical rules, then, which I have to offer, are, --/ Never read a book that is not a yea...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace ...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass; it is almost exactly 13 years since ...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts an...
QUEEN ELIZABETH II

More Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The Artist always has the masters in his eyes.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The creation of a thousand forest in one acorn.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The stupidity of men always invites the insolence of power.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Shall we then judge a country by the majority, or by the minority? By the minority, surely. 'Tis ped...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
I suffer whenever I see that common sight of a parent or senior imposing his opinion and way of thin...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Stay at home in your mind. Don't recite other people's opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The only sin that we never forgive in each other is a difference in opinion.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The fatal trait of the times is the divorce between religion and morality.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
It requires a great deal of boldness and a great deal of caution to make a great fortune, and when y...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The wonder is always new that any sane man can be a sailor.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
But the lightning which explodes and fashions planets, maker of planets and suns, is in him. On one ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Manners are the happy ways of doing things; each one a stroke of genius or of love, now repeated and...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
It is long ere we discover how rich we are. Our history, we are sure, is quite tame: we have nothing...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
There is properly no history; only biography.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
There is no chance, and no anarchy, in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Every thought which genius and piety throw into the world alters the world.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The measure of a great leader, is their success in bringing everyone around to their opinion twenty ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Thus we feed on genius, and refresh ourselves from too much conversation with our mates, and exult i...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The secret of culture is to learn, that a few great points steadily reappear,
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The studious class are their own victims: they are thin and pale, their feet are cold, their heads a...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
If a man's eye is on the Eternal, his intellect will grow.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Be true to your own act and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of charact...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness -- an open and noble temper.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The less government we have the better.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Liberty is slow fruit. It is never cheap; it is made difficult because freedom is the accomplishment...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
For what avail the plough or sail, Or land or life, if freedom fail?
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Only an inventor knows how to borrow, and every man is or should be an inventor.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a ch...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Our faith comes in moments... yet there is a depth in those brief moments which constrains us to asc...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The course of everything goes to teach us faith.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Some will always be above others. Destroy the inequality today, and it will appear again tomorrow.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Men over forty are no judges of a book written in a new spirit.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Cities give us collision. 'Tis said, London and New York take the nonsense out of a man.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Courage charms us, because it indicates that a man loves an idea better than all things in the world...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
People wish to be settled. It is only as far as they are unsettled that there is any hope for them.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Do what you know and perception is converted into character.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
There is this to be said in favor of drinking, that it takes the drunkard first out of society, then...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Men lose their tempers in defending their taste.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Out of love and hatred, out of earnings and borrowings and leadings and losses; out of sickness and ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Our spontaneous action is always the best. You cannot, with your best deliberation and heed, come so...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Science does not know its debt to imagination.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Imagination is not a talent of some people but is the health of everyone.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
All infractions of love and equity in our social relations are speedily punished. They are punished ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Sooner or later that which is now life shall be poetry, and every fair and manly trait shall add a r...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent t...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Five minutes of today are worth as much to me, as five minutes in the next millennium.
Let us...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men, or they are no better than dr...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Sculpture and painting have the effect of teaching us manners and abolishing hurry.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The mark of the man of the world is absence of pretension. He does not make a speech; he takes a low...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The education of the will is the object of our existence.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
It is a happy talent to know how to play.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The State must follow, and not lead, the character and progress of the citizen.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
But real action is in silent moments. The epochs of our life are not in the visible facts of our cho...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
If a man owns land, the land owns him.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Genius Borrows nobly.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Give me insight into today and you may have the antique and future worlds.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The sea, washing the equator and the poles, offers its perilous aid, and the power and empire that f...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
That which we do not believe, we cannot adequately say; even though we may repeat the words ever so ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact it is as difficult to appropriate...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Columbus discovered no isle or key so lonely as himself.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
In failing circumstances no one can be relied on to keep their integrity.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Everything intercepts us from ourselves.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Many might go to Heaven with half the labor they go to hell.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
It is always so pleasant to be generous, though very vexatious to pay debts.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The death of a dear friend, wife, brother, lover, which seemed nothing but privation, somewhat later...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Earth laughs in flowers.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Under the general name of Commodity, I rank all those advantages which our senses owe to nature. Thi...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Society is infested by persons who, seeing that the sentiments please, counterfeit the expression of...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
As long as our civilization is essentially one of property, of fences, of exclusiveness, it will be ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Never read any book that is not a year old.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Books are the best of things if well used; if abused, among the worst. They are good for nothing but...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem to be conf...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The next best thing to saying a good thing yourself, is to quote one.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
He presents me with what is always an acceptable gift who brings me news of a great thought before u...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Sorrow makes us all children again, destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest knows nothing.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sac...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. . . . Speak what you think to-day in words...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Cunning is strength withheld.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops, but the...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you los...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Spartans, stoics, heroes, saints and gods use short and positive speech.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The April winds are magical, And thrill our tuneful frames; The garden-walks are passional ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears beauty.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The intellectual man requires a fine bait; the sots are easily amused. But everybody is drugged wit...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they hav...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Man is a piece of the universe made alive
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
When it is darkest, men see the stars.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
We must be our own before we can be another's.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests and mines and stone qua...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
A good intention but fixed and resolute - bent on high and holy ends, we shall find means to them ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
When Nature has work to be done, she create a genius to do it.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Happiness is like a kiss...you must share it to enjoy it.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Love is saying 'I feel differently' instead of 'You're wrong.'
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Daughter of Time, the hypocrite Days, Muffled and dumb like barefoot dervishes, And marching s...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The foundations of a person are not in matter but in spirit.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
I consider theology to be the rhetoric of morals.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The secret of education is respecting the pupil.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after you...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Talent for talent's sake is a bauble and a show. Talent working with joy in the cause of universal t...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
It is the privilege of any human work which is well done to invest the doer with a certain haughtine...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. Society acquires ne...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Extremes meet and there is no better example than the haughtiness of humility.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Whatever limits us, we call Fate.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
These times of ours are series and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike. As soon as...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Insist on yourself; never imitate... Every great man is unique.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
I am not much an advocate for traveling, and I observe that men run away to other countries because ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it o...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
A sect or party is an incognito devised to save man from the vexation of thinking.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
If a man sits down to think, he is immediately asked if has a headache.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The key to every man is his thought. Sturdy and defying though he look, he has a helm which he obeys...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Thought makes every thing fit for use.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The virtue in most request is conformity.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The less a man thinks or knows about his virtues, the better we like him.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Man was born to be rich, or grow rich by use of his faculties, by the union of thought with nature. ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain; and there is no good theory of dis...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
How we glow over these novels of passion, when the story is told with any spark of truth and nature!...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The power of love, as the basis of a State, has never been tried.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Nothing is beneath you if it is in the direction of your life.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities hav...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
A day for toil, an hour for sport, but for a friend is life too short.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
I didn't find my friends; the good Lord gave them to me.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
What is so great as friendship, let us carry with what grandeur of spirit we can. Let us be silent, ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you'll reach out and take it. Maybe bei...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The bigger they are, the further they have to fall.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Nor knowest thou what argument Thy like to thy neighbor's creed has lent, All are needed by ea...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Speak what you think today in hard words and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
When you strike at a king, you must kill him.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
There is properly no history, only biography.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Works of the intellect are great only by comparison with each other.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
A nation never falls but by suicide.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
A good intention clothes itself with sudden power.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Glittering generalities! They are blazing ubiquities.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our ...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
And striving to be Man, the worm Mounts through all the spires of form.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON