Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

1803 - 1882

Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the most influential literary figures of the 19th century. He was a poet, essayist, and author. He gave many lectures on his work. His work influenced many in his time and still influences people today. A few of his many works include: The Conduct of Life, Society and Solitude, Letters and Social Aims.



"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beauty   |  


"Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Work   |  


"What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your Example   |  


"The man who can make hard things easy is the educator."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Teacher   |


"Wise men put their trust in ideas and not in circumstances."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Trust   |  


"Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Greatness   |  


"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mistake   |  


"Many time the reading of a book has made the future of a man."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Book   |  


"Science does not know its debt to imagination."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imagination   |  


"Some books leave us free and some books make us free."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Top Ten Quotes on Books   |  


"Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Failure   |  


"God enters by a private door into each individual."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
God   |  


"Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness   |  

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