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All quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson: Acceptance Accomplishment Achievement Acting Addiction Adventure Adversity Affairs Affection Age Aging Aids Alcohol Alienation Aliens Ambition Anarchy Angels Anger Animals Anxiety Apology Appearance Appreciation Architecture Army Art Astronomy Atheism Atheist Atmosphere Attitude Authenticity Authority Autumn Awakening Babies Balance Beauty Beer Being Different Being Real Being Single Being Thankful Being Yourself Belief Best Friends Birds Birth Birthdays Blame Blessings Boat Bones Books Books And Reading Boredom Borrowing Boundaries Bravery Brothers Business Capitalism Caring Cars Cats Challenges Change Chaos Character Charity Cheers Chemistry Childhood Children Choices Christ Christianity Church Civility Coffee College Comedy Commitment Commodities Common Sense Communication Community Compassion Compensation Compliments Composition Compromise Concentration Confession Confidence Conflict Conformity Confusion Conscience Consciousness Conservatism Conspiracy Constitution Contemplation Contentment Cooking Country Courage Courtship Creation Creative Writing Creativity Crime Criticism Critics Culture Curiosity Cynicism Dancing Darkness Daughters Death Deception Decisions Defeat Democracy Design Desire Destiny Determination Determinism Devil Devotion Diamonds Difficulty Dignity Discipline Diversity Divorce Dogma Dogs Doom Doubt Dreams Drinking Driving Duty Dying Earth Eating Economists Economy Education Effort Elections Electricity Elegance Emancipation Emotions Encouragement Encouraging Enemies Energy Enthusiasm Environment Envy Epic Equality Eternity Ethics Evidence Evil Evolution Exams Excellence Excuses Exercise Expectations Experience Eyes Failing Failure Faith Fame Family Fashion Fate Fathers Fear Feelings Fighting Finding Yourself Fitness Flight Flowers Focus Food Forgiveness Freedom Friends Friendship Frugality Funeral Funny Future Gardening Gardens Gems Generosity Genius Geography Getting Old Getting Older Ghosts Giving Giving Up Glitter Glory Goals God Gold Good Deeds Good Morning Goodness Gossip Grace Graduation Gratitude Greatness Greece Greek Grief Grieving Growing Up Growth Guns Habits Happiness Hard Times Harmony Hate Hatred Healing Health Heart Heaven Hell Helping Others Heroism Hills History Holiday Home Honesty Honor Hope Horses Hospitality House Housework Hugs Human Body Human Nature Humanity Humility Hunting Hurt Husband Hypocrisy Idealism Identity Idleness Ignorance Imagination Imitation Immortality Impulse Independence Individualism Individuality Injustice Inner Beauty Innocence Innovation Insanity Inspiration Inspirational Inspiring Integrity Intelligence Intuition Jesus Jesus Christ Jewelry Journey Joy Judgement Judging Judgment Justice Karma Kindness Knowledge Labor Language Latin Laughter Law Of Attraction Lawyers Laziness Leadership Learning Leaving Libertarianism Liberty Libraries Life Life And Love Lifetime Listening Literacy Literature Live Life Logic Loneliness Losing Loss Love Love And Friendship Love Life Loyalty Luck Luther Lying Madness Magic Making Money Management Manhood Mankind Manners Marriage Martyrdom Mask Materialism Mathematics Mediocrity Meetings Memories Mental Health Metaphysics Military Mindfulness Mining Miracles Mistakes Mom Money Monument Moon Morality Morning Motherhood Mothers Motivation Motivational Mountain Mourning Muse Music Mythology Nationalism Nature Neighbors New Beginnings Newton Nurses Obedience Observation Office Old Age Opinions Opium Opportunity Optimism Originality Overcoming Pain Painting Parents Parties Passion Past Patience Patriots Peace Perception Perfection Performing Persecution Perseverance Personality Perspective Persuasion Pessimism Pets Philanthropy Philosophy Photography Physics Piety Planning Plato Pleasure Poetry Police Politicians Politics Positive Positive Thinking Positivity Poverty Power Praise Prayer Preaching Prejudice Preparation Pride Prisons Privacy Progress Property Prophet Prosperity Prudence Public Speaking Purity Purpose Purpose Of Life Quakers Quality Quitting Rage Rain Rainbows Reading Reading Books Reality Recovery Redemption Reflection Regret Reincarnation Rejection Relationships Religion Repetition Reputation Respect Responsibility Retiring Revelations Revolution Rhetoric Ridicule Rings Risk Romance Romantic Love Running Sacrifice Sadness Safety Sailing Saints Salvation Sanity Satire School Science Security Self Confidence Self Control Self Esteem Self Love Self Reliance Self Respect Self Worth Selfishness Serenity Seven Shame Sickness Silence Simplicity Sin Sincerity Skepticism Skins Slavery Slaves Sleep Sloth Smoking Social Anxiety Social Justice Society Soldiers Solitude Songs Sorrow Soul Sparkle Speed Spirituality Sports Spring Stay Strong Strength Struggle Students Study Stupidity Style Success Suffering Summer Sunday Sunrise Sunshine Surrender Sympathy Take Care Talent Taxes Tea Teachers Teaching Teamwork Technology Temperance Temptation Terror Thankful Thankfulness Thanksgiving Theology This Day Time Time And Space Time Management Tobacco Today Trade Tradition Tragedy Train Training Transcendentalism Transformation Travel True Friends True Love Trust Truth Twilight Ugliness Unbelief Understanding Unity Universe Values Victory Violence Virtue Vision Vocation Volunteer Waiting Walking Wall War Water Weakness Wealth Weed Well Being Wife Wilderness Wine Winning Winter Wisdom Wit Work Worry Worship Writing Yoga Youth more...
  • Whatever events in progress shall disgust men with cities, and infuse into them the passion for country life, and country pleasures, will render a service to the whole face of this continent, and will further the most poetic of all the occupations of real life, the bringing out by art the native but hidden graces of the landscape.

    Art  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1866). “The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Comprising His Essays, Lectures, Poems, and Orations”, p.295
  • The difference between the actual and the ideal force of man is happily figured in by the schoolmen, in saying, that the knowledgeof man is an evening knowledge, vespertina cognitio, but that of God is a morning knowledge, matutina cognitio.

    Knowledge   Men  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, David Mikics (2012). “The Annotated Emerson”, p.70, Harvard University Press
  • Blessed are those who have no talent!

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (2010). “The Later Lectures of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1843-1871”, p.210, University of Georgia Press
  • The scholar may lose himself in schools, in words, and become a pedant; but when he comprehends his duties, he above all men is arealist, and converses with things.

    Men  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1866). “The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Comprising His Essays, Lectures, Poems, and Orations”, p.206
  • You cannot make a cheap palace.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (2011). “Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson”, p.187, Penguin
  • We must not tamper with the organic motion of the soul.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1875). “Letters and Social Aims”, p.163
  • Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend; there, the whole aspect of things changes.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Illustrated)”, p.1528, Delphi Classics
  • To accomplish excellence or anything outstanding, you must listen to that whisper which is heard by you alone.

  • Whenever the pulpit is usurped by a formalist, then is the worshipper defrauded and disconsolate.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ronald A. Bosco, Joel Myerson (2015). “Ralph Waldo Emerson”, p.119, Harvard University Press
  • A man of no conversation should smoke.

    Men  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ronald A. Bosco (1982). “The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson”, p.20, Harvard University Press
  • The only gift is a portion of thyself . . . the poet brings his poem; the shepherd his lamb. . . .

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (2004). “A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year”, Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
  • The victories of character are instant, and victories for all.

    Victory  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1866). “The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Comprising His Essays, Lectures, Poems, and Orations”, p.390
  • All things with which we deal preach to us. What is a farm but a mute gospel? The chaff and the wheat, weeds and plants, blight, rain, insects, sun,--it is a sacred emblem from the first furrow of spring to the last stack which the snow of winter overtakes in the fields.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1866). “The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Comprising His Essays, Lectures, Poems, and Orations”, p.157
  • In the last analysis, love is only the reflection of a man's own worthiness from other men.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (2010). “Self-Reliance, the Over-Soul, and Other Essays”, p.51, Coyote Canyon Press
  • The experience of each new age requires a new confession, and the world seems always waiting for its poet

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1981). “The Portable Emerson: New Edition”, p.188, Penguin
  • Every reform was once a private opinion.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (2012). “The Selected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson”, p.16, Graphic Arts Books
  • Experience is the only teacher, and we get his lesson indifferently in any school.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1960). “The Journals”
  • The borrower runs in his own debt.

    Running  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1983). “Essays and Lectures”, p.295, Library of America
  • Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.

    Love   Science  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1971). “The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Society and solitude”, p.79, Harvard University Press
  • Empirical science is apt to cloud the sight, and, by the very knowledge of functions and processes, to bereave the student of themanly contemplation of the whole.

    Science   Sight  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, David Mikics (2012). “The Annotated Emerson”, p.66, Harvard University Press
  • Remarkable trait in the American Character is the union, not very infrequent, of Yankee cleverness with spiritualism.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Joel Porte (1982). “Emerson in His Journals”, p.378, Harvard University Press
  • Providence has a wild, rough, incalculable road to its end, and it is of no use to try to whitewash its huge, mixed instrumentalities, or to dress up that terrific benefactor in a clean shirt and white neckcloth of a student in divinity.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, David Mikics (2012). “The Annotated Emerson”, p.406, Harvard University Press
  • For, the advantages which fashion values, are plants which thrive in very confined localities, in a few streets, namely. Out of this precinct, they go for nothing; are of no use in the farm, in the forest, in the market, in war, in the nuptial society, in the literary or scientific circle, at sea, in friendship, in the heaven of thought or virtue.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (2015). “Emerson's Essays: Top Essays”, p.94, 谷月社
  • He is a good man, who can receive a gift well. We are either glad or sorry at a gift, and both emotions are unbecoming.

    Men  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1870). “The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson”, p.501, Рипол Классик
  • The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the aisles of Christian Rome, Wrought in a sad sincerity; Himself from God he could not free; He builded better than he knew: The conscious stone to beauty grew.

    Beauty  
    "The Problem" l. 19 (1847)
  • Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.

    Men  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Joel Porte (1982). “Emerson in His Journals”, p.377, Harvard University Press
  • The way to write is to throw your body at the mark when your arrows are spent.

    Writing  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1960). “Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks: 1841-1843”, p.400, Harvard University Press
  • The fatal trait of the times is the divorce between religion and morality.

  • Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end.

    Science   Men  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (2008). “The Spiritual Emerson: Essential Works by Ralph Waldo Emerson”, p.70, Penguin
  • By his machines man can dive and remain under water like a shark; can fly like a hawk in the air; can see atoms like a gnat; can see the system of the universe of Uriel, the angel of the sun; can carry whatever loads a ton of coal can lift; can knock down cities with his fist of gunpowder; can recover the history of his race by the medals which the deluge, and every creature, civil or savage or brute, has involuntarily dropped of its existence; and divine the future possibility of the planet and its inhabitants by his perception of laws of nature.

    Men  
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (2010). “Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume VIII: Letters and Social Aims”, p.74, Harvard University Press
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    Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes about: Acceptance Accomplishment Achievement Acting Addiction Adventure Adversity Affairs Affection Age Aging Aids Alcohol Alienation Aliens Ambition Anarchy Angels Anger Animals Anxiety Apology Appearance Appreciation Architecture Army Art Astronomy Atheism Atheist Atmosphere Attitude Authenticity Authority Autumn Awakening Babies Balance Beauty Beer Being Different Being Real Being Single Being Thankful Being Yourself Belief Best Friends Birds Birth Birthdays Blame Blessings Boat Bones Books Books And Reading Boredom Borrowing Boundaries Bravery Brothers Business Capitalism Caring Cars Cats Challenges Change Chaos Character Charity Cheers Chemistry Childhood Children Choices Christ Christianity Church Civility Coffee College Comedy Commitment Commodities Common Sense Communication Community Compassion Compensation Compliments Composition Compromise Concentration Confession Confidence Conflict Conformity Confusion Conscience Consciousness Conservatism Conspiracy Constitution Contemplation Contentment Cooking Country Courage Courtship Creation Creative Writing Creativity Crime Criticism Critics Culture Curiosity Cynicism Dancing Darkness Daughters Death Deception Decisions Defeat Democracy Design Desire Destiny Determination Determinism Devil Devotion Diamonds Difficulty Dignity Discipline Diversity Divorce Dogma Dogs Doom Doubt Dreams Drinking Driving Duty Dying Earth Eating Economists Economy Education Effort Elections Electricity Elegance Emancipation Emotions Encouragement Encouraging Enemies Energy Enthusiasm Environment Envy Epic Equality Eternity Ethics Evidence Evil Evolution Exams Excellence Excuses Exercise Expectations Experience Eyes Failing Failure Faith Fame Family Fashion Fate Fathers Fear Feelings Fighting Finding Yourself Fitness Flight Flowers Focus Food Forgiveness Freedom Friends Friendship Frugality Funeral Funny Future Gardening Gardens Gems Generosity Genius Geography Getting Old Getting Older Ghosts Giving Giving Up Glitter Glory Goals God Gold Good Deeds Good Morning Goodness Gossip Grace Graduation Gratitude Greatness Greece Greek Grief Grieving Growing Up Growth Guns Habits Happiness Hard Times Harmony Hate Hatred Healing Health Heart Heaven Hell Helping Others Heroism Hills History Holiday Home Honesty Honor Hope Horses Hospitality House Housework Hugs Human Body Human Nature Humanity Humility Hunting Hurt Husband Hypocrisy Idealism Identity Idleness Ignorance Imagination Imitation Immortality Impulse Independence Individualism Individuality Injustice Inner Beauty Innocence Innovation Insanity Inspiration Inspirational Inspiring Integrity Intelligence Intuition Jesus Jesus Christ Jewelry Journey Joy Judgement Judging Judgment Justice Karma Kindness Knowledge Labor Language Latin Laughter Law Of Attraction Lawyers Laziness Leadership Learning Leaving Libertarianism Liberty Libraries Life Life And Love Lifetime Listening Literacy Literature Live Life Logic Loneliness Losing Loss Love Love And Friendship Love Life Loyalty Luck Luther Lying Madness Magic Making Money Management Manhood Mankind Manners Marriage Martyrdom Mask Materialism Mathematics Mediocrity Meetings Memories Mental Health Metaphysics Military Mindfulness Mining Miracles Mistakes Mom Money Monument Moon Morality Morning Motherhood Mothers Motivation Motivational Mountain Mourning Muse Music Mythology Nationalism Nature Neighbors New Beginnings Newton Nurses Obedience Observation Office Old Age Opinions Opium Opportunity Optimism Originality Overcoming Pain Painting Parents Parties Passion Past Patience Patriots Peace Perception Perfection Performing Persecution Perseverance Personality Perspective Persuasion Pessimism Pets Philanthropy Philosophy Photography Physics Piety Planning Plato Pleasure Poetry Police Politicians Politics Positive Positive Thinking Positivity Poverty Power Praise Prayer Preaching Prejudice Preparation Pride Prisons Privacy Progress Property Prophet Prosperity Prudence Public Speaking Purity Purpose Purpose Of Life Quakers Quality Quitting Rage Rain Rainbows Reading Reading Books Reality Recovery Redemption Reflection Regret Reincarnation Rejection Relationships Religion Repetition Reputation Respect Responsibility Retiring Revelations Revolution Rhetoric Ridicule Rings Risk Romance Romantic Love Running Sacrifice Sadness Safety Sailing Saints Salvation Sanity Satire School Science Security Self Confidence Self Control Self Esteem Self Love Self Reliance Self Respect Self Worth Selfishness Serenity Seven Shame Sickness Silence Simplicity Sin Sincerity Skepticism Skins Slavery Slaves Sleep Sloth Smoking Social Anxiety Social Justice Society Soldiers Solitude Songs Sorrow Soul Sparkle Speed Spirituality Sports Spring Stay Strong Strength Struggle Students Study Stupidity Style Success Suffering Summer Sunday Sunrise Sunshine Surrender Sympathy Take Care Talent Taxes Tea Teachers Teaching Teamwork Technology Temperance Temptation Terror Thankful Thankfulness Thanksgiving Theology This Day Time Time And Space Time Management Tobacco Today Trade Tradition Tragedy Train Training Transcendentalism Transformation Travel True Friends True Love Trust Truth Twilight Ugliness Unbelief Understanding Unity Universe Values Victory Violence Virtue Vision Vocation Volunteer Waiting Walking Wall War Water Weakness Wealth Weed Well Being Wife Wilderness Wine Winning Winter Wisdom Wit Work Worry Worship Writing Yoga Youth