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Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson


Famous Quotes & Quotations By Ralph Waldo Emerson:

A child is a curly dimpled lunatic.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Children.

A lady, with whom I was riding in the forest, said to me, that the woods always seemed to her to wait, as if the genii who inhabit them suspended their deeds until the wayfarer has passed onward: a thought which poetry has celebrated in the dance of the fairies, which breaks off on the approach of human feet.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes, History - Category: Fairies.

A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Conformity.

A man's wife has more power over him than the state has.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes, Journals - Category: Husbands, Power, Wives.

A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Thinking.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Nature, Patience.

All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Writing.

All promise outruns performance.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Promises.

All that Adam had, all that Caesar could, you have and can do.... Build, therefore, your own world.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes, Nature - Category: Confidence.

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Beauty.

Astronomy to the selfish becomes astrology.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Astrology, Astronomy.

Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Human Rights.

Blame is safer than praise.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Blame.

But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith's.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Shopping.

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Happiness.

Character is higher than intellect.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Integrity, Intelligence.

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Conformity.

Do what we can, summer will have its flies.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Summer.

Earth laughs in flowers.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes, Hamatreya - Category: Flowers.

Every burned book enlightens the world.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Book, Censorship.

Every drop of blood in that man's veins has eyes that look downward.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes, On Daniel Webster - Category: Insults.

Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale 'til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Art.

Every vice is only an exaggeration of a necessary and virtuous function.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Exaggeration, Vices.

Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Revolution.

Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes - Category: Lies.

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