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65 Great Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Top Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an essayist, poet and lecturer form America. He led the Transcendentalist movement during the mid of 19th century. His various essays are well known and admired out of all one of the best known essay is “Self-Reliance”. Some of the great as well as best quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson are listed here.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

  1. “Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men – that is genius.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “The first wealth is health.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. “Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. “Patience and fortitude conquer all things.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. “Do that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”
  11. “Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  13. “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  14. “No book was ever written down by any but itself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. “Like the wounded oyster, he mends his shell with pearl.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  16. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. “The secret in education lies in respecting the student.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  18. “Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  19. “The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. “An empire is an immense egotism.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  21. “What is the hardest task in the world? To think.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  22. “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  23. “Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they are executed.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  24. “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  25. “Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  26. “Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  27. “Divine persons are victory organised.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  28. “Every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  29. “People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  30. “Humility is the secret of the wise.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  31. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  32. “We become what we think about all day long.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  33. “Thus the so-called fortunate man is one who…relies on his instincts, and simply does not act where he should not, but waits his time, and without effort acts when the need is. If to this you add a fitness to the society around him, you have the elements of fortune.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  34. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  35. “Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  36. “Here are the two capital facts, genius and drill.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  37. “Love, and you shall be loved.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  38. “For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  39. “The enthusiast always finds the master, the masters, whom he seeks. Always genius seeks genius, desires nothing so much as to be a pupil and to find those who can lend it aid to perfect itself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  40. “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  41. “Impossible only means that you haven’t found the solution yet.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  42. “Love is saying ‘I feel differently’ instead of ‘You’re wrong.’” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  43. “Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  44. “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  45. “People only see what they are prepared to see.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  46. “Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  47. “The compensations of calamity are made apparent to the understanding also, after long intervals of time.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  48. “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  49. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  50. “Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  51. “When rats leave a sinking ship, where exactly do they think they’re going?” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  52. “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  53. “When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, your’re the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  54. “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  55. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  56. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  57. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  58. “It is not the length of life, but the depth.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  59. “Give all to love.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  60. “Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  61. “Is not prayer a study of truth, a sally of the soul into the unfound infinite? No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  62. “Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  63. “The faith that stands on authority is not faith.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  64. “All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  65. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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