Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American philosopher, essayist, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism; his thoughts are known through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.
Ralph Waldo Emerson – Famous Quotes
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
A great man is always willing to be little.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
It is not length of life, but depth of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
We must be our own before we can be another’s.
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
People only see what they are prepared to see.
Every wall is a door. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.
Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.
Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.
We are wiser than we know. Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.